Rescue in the Grand Canyon

And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.
Genesis 4:7b

My husband and I had the awesome opportunity to hike in the Grand Canyon today. It was gorgeous the whole way, but God blessed us at the end with a rainbow!

It took about and hour to travel down the trail. It was a pretty easy hike down, and the path was relatively smooth. I hardly got short of breath.

We rested for a while at the bottom, enjoying the views, then decided to return to the top. Wow. We knew it would take about twice as long to climb up, but we didn't imagine we'd have to take such frequent water and rest breaks. It was exhausting, and I'm sure it did our hearts good to pump that fast.

Sin is an easy slope down. It's a smooth slide, and it doesn't take long to get to the bottom. Even though it seems enjoyable at the time, soon you realize you have only two options - be stuck at the bottom by yourself, with no food and water, or make the long, hard climb back up.

While climbing up is hard, God's not gonna leave you there. He is walking with you, encouraging you to just put one foot in front of the other. If you find you simply cannot take another step, He won't leave you there to die. He loves you and wants you to come home! Call out for help!

On our way up the trail, we saw a man resting on a rock to the side. He seemed tired, but okay. Farther up, another man passed us on his phone, calling for medical assistance. It seemed the resting man was on the brink of a heart attack. Not long after, a helicopter came into view and landed a ways down the trail where he had been sitting.

God is ready and waiting to rescue you from sin. If you find your life is falling apart and you can't find a way to climb out of the canyon, just call out the name of Jesus! There is power in His name, and He is ready and waiting for you to turn to Him!

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.

7 comments:

  1. I couldn't help bust start singing, "There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain, break every chain, break every chain" at the end of your post. It's so true that God is always waiting on us and excited to come to our rescue when we call out to him. What a good God we serve.

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    1. I love it! He is powerful and awesome!

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  2. Love this! He always gives us a way out!

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  3. Oh my goodness! So thankful someone was there to get the man assistance..and I love how you tied it in! He rescues us when we need it--I need it often!

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  4. He will never leave us nor forsake us - Hebrews 13:5

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  5. Great metaphor and what an awesome way to look at life's situations and compare them to truths.

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  6. What an eventful hike. I imagine a rainbow over the grand canyon was beautiful. I've been there and was amazed what it was really like. I, too, was rescued by God -- and I'm so thankful.

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