Search And Rescue


I’ve heard people say that God is the gift of desperation, and there’s a lot to be said for having really reached a bottom where you’ve run out of any more good ideas or plans for everybody else’s behavior; or how to save and fix and rescue; or just get out of a huge mess, possibly of your own creation.

Anne Lamott

Last week, we left Iso, our black lab retriever, out in a rain storm.  It was nice outside when Isaac let him out – sunny in the upper 60s.

After dinner, we all scattered to work on school work and projects around the house.  As I was cleaning the carpets in our living room, it started to pour.  Hannah noticed our screen door was open, and she cleaned up the wet floor in our kitchen after she closed the door.

A few minutes later, Isaac started looking for Iso.  We all looked at each other as we simultaneously realized our furry friend was outside in the downpour.  Isaac quickly made his way outside where he found a soaking wet black lab patiently waiting to be rescued.

We all face storms in our lives.

We all need to be rescued.

The good thing is God has not forgotten us.  He desires to rescue us and bring us to safety.  We simply have to reach out and grab His hand.

Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.  Psalm 44:26

Have you ever hit a point of desperation?  Have you ever been rescued?  Tell us about it in the comments.