Advent Reflection: Rescued by the Lord
I do not remember exactly how old I was, but I was with friends at a lake, and we were all swimming. A bit of a ways from the shore there was a raft that could be used for jumping and diving. But it took some energy to swim out there, and by the time I got about two-thirds of the way out, I got tired, and began to sink.
Then I began to panic. I screamed out, “Help! Help!”. Fortunately, there were lifeguards, and I was saved. I was quite relieved. I was so grateful to have people who knew what they were doing and could save me. Because for those few seconds (I am sure it was seconds even though it felt much longer) I entertained the idea for the first time in my young life, that I might die.
But I did not die. I was rescued. While that was a dramatic point in my life, what is better to focus on is the idea that there have been times when I have floundered in my faith. And I needed to be rescued. And I was rescued. By God. By the Lord Jesus.
The response to the psalm today says this: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. The Lord has rescued me from my sin and has extended salvation. But there are still times I forget all that God, in His goodness has done for me.
How have you been rescued by God? When it is that you have been rescued? Think of this advent reflection and spend time thanking God.
Each day during the season of Advent, you will find an advent reflection from faculty and students at Christian Brothers College High School. To find all the reflections, go to our Advent Reflections page.