I stopped to say hello to a man and his dog outside of Home Depot. The dog was a medium sized mixed breed the color of butterscotch. Her eyes were gentle.
“Do you have a dog?” the man asked.
“Yes,” I replied, “I have two- a grumpy little schnauzer and a 70 lb rescue mutt.”
“Oh,” he said, “my dog is a rescue too, but she is also a rescuer! She is good at finding the lost. She has found lost puppies, children, cats…and even a bird once!”
“She has a couple of $500.00 rewards to her credit but we don’t keep them. We give them to the animal shelter.”
I told him how wonderful that was, said my good-byes and went on my way.
The rescued became the rescuer…what a beautiful picture of how God wants His redeemed children to live.
We who have received comfort from Christ are to pass that comfort on to others. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
We who have been brought home are to show others the way. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
We who have been forgiven are to forgive others. (Matthew 6:12)
We, the rescued, are called to joyfully pass along the grace we have received.
3 Replies to “The Rescued”
Really like that! The rescued become the rescuers. That is beautiful! And challenging.
Amen!!! and thank you