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St. Luke Lutheran Church has been planted by God to give the people of Jackson County  what they need most -- the message of free and full forgiveness through Jesus Christ. That good news is at the heart of everything that happens here.

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» Devotion - April 25, 2014

I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O LORD, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.

Psalm 30:1-3

If youíve ever seen a helicopter rescue, youíll agree, itís remarkable! The victims are stranded on an ice flow or trapped on a sinking vessel. They are stuck and often moments from perishing, but then from the skies comes the sights and sounds of rescueóthe helicopter rotors buzzing in the sky, the rope dangling from the chopper to the place of danger, the rescuer ready to slide down the rope and work to save the desperate people. Itís an emotional event and an amazing sight when a rescue takes place.

Yes, itís emotional to watch even when you donít know any of the people involved. But imagine if it were you being rescued! Imagine what the scene would look like with you standing in the place of danger! You are the one in peril. You are the one moments from destruction. You are the one being saved. Itís a whole lot more moving when you are the one who is being rescued.

But you donít have to imagine being rescued, you were rescued. Maybe not by a helicopter, but you have been rescued. We all have. We were drowning in a sea of sin and unbelief. We were moments away from destruction when a rescuer came from above. He came down to us, not on a rope, but in flesh and blood. He saved us, not by strapping us to a stretcher, but by strapping himself to a cross. He rescued us by defeating sin, and he conquered death with his resurrection from the dead.

God spared us from something worse than flood or fire or storm, he saved us from sin and death. He saved us by coming down from heaven to earth, and after finishing the work of rescuing us he ascended back into heaven. Trusting in Jesus our rescuer, we are confident in his promise that he will return to take us back to be with him in heaven. He will lift us up to everlasting security and joy and peace with him in glory.

All praise and glory to the one who has rescued us, our Savior God!


Thank you, Lord God, for seeing our peril and for answering our pleas. Thank you for saving us from sin and death and for promising us your guidance, your protection, your glory in heaven. In Jesusí name we pray. Amen.

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