Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:4 NIV
If you look up rescue transporters on the internet, a wide variety of organizations will be available for viewing. Jobs and volunteer opportunities abound in the industry. There is no end to the animals that are homeless, abused or need transferred from overcrowded shelters. Hundreds of animals are moved across the country each day in hopes of obtaining a better life and a loving home.
The word rescue is defined as to save from a dangerous or distressing situation, save from danger, come to the aid of and keep from being lost or abandoned. Animals are not the only ones in need of rescue. Many people need someone to rescue them from dangerous situations or a friend to help rid them of the loneliness of abandonment. There are many shelters to protect and provide for the homeless, abused and forgotten of our society.
Shelters and organizations are a start. They are a great way to help and show we care. It is wonderful to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and hurting world. Unfortunately, we can’t save them all. Thankfully, Jesus can save them all.
I know no better rescuer than Jesus Christ. He himself said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” He gave up his throne in heaven to come to earth for each one of us no matter the circumstances. He tells us in Mark 2:17, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
If you know someone who needs rescued, show them you care and tell them about Jesus. He rescues and transports us into the kingdom of God. Colossians 1:13 puts it this way, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” God is good!
If you are the one feeling lost and abandoned, remember you are never alone. Call out to Jesus, he’s waiting to answer your cry. He is able to rescue you and transport you into his glory, now and forevermore (II Corinthians 3:18).