He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
In recent days I have been thinking of the saving hold of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. It reminded me of today’s verse from one of my favourite psalms, and it also reminded me of the day that I nearly drowned.
It was a busy Saturday morning in our village swimming pool, the small pool was full of kids and parents giggling, screams of delight and lots of splashing. I was there with a family friends who didn’t know I couldn’t swim, in fact I didn’t know I couldn’t swim…I was about six or seven years old. I was doggy paddling like mad but suddenly a stray foot caught me and I submerged and panicked. I was under water for a good few seconds before a hand came down and pulled me up to the air and the shocked face of my friends mum. I can imagine there were some sharp words from the life guard on this day, not that I heard anything.
It was the memory of that hand pulling my writhing body out of the pool that came to mind today; it is symbolic of God’s mighty hand lifting me out of the miry clay of sin, and setting my feet on the Rock that is Jesus my Saviour. As I mulled this over I was reminded of the storms of life which have never sunk me, because I was in the lifeboat with Jesus and He has kept a firm hold of me.
Dear reader, do you know Jesus Christ? Is He your Lord and Saviour today? Has He plucked you out of the depths of sin and into the boat beside Him, safe from the storms of life? The disciple were safe from the storm (Matthew 8:24) not because Jesus was in the boat, but because they were with Jesusin the boat! Being in a church where Jesus is present doesn’t guarantee you anything; but being with Jesus in church does. If you don’t know Jesus personally in this way now would be a good time to get to know Him, before the storms of life engulf you completely.
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