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Refusing to be rescued

December 2, 2013
Jerry Waterman , Marshalltown

This month, we celebrate the birth of Christ, the son of God who came to "rescue us" from the mess we have made of our lives. Most of us wait all year long to celebrate Christmas but have you ever heard of someone in trouble, refusing to be rescued? On Oct. 1, in Montana, a huge storm hit and filled all the valleys and roads. At the end of a long lane lived a gnarly old man. It took a week to clear the road but on their arrival, he refused their help. All the old man knows is that, in this world, he may not need help but our life here is only temporary - it is just a stopping-off place - where we learn what life is all about. The old man doesn't know it, but he does need help if he wants to live in fellowship with God. But like the old man, many folks refuse God's help not knowing they are in spiritual trouble. Satan has lied to them and they would rather believe the earthly deceiver than the "heavenly rescuer" who cannot lie. Christmas is all about Jesus Christ - he alone, is the savior of all mankind and he alone, is the sole reason for Christmas.



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