When I was in my early 20s, I almost drowned. I was swimming at a local lake with my brother and two buddies, and I realised I had no idea what I was doing (I failed swimming level Maroon three times). I tried to swim to the middle of the lake and suddenly my body couldn’t move anymore. Water quickly filled my mouth as I helplessly bobbed up and down.
Thankfully, I didn’t drown. My excellent swimmer buddies got to my side within seconds to pull me to safety. Turns out my brother was as bad a swimmer as I was, but coincidentally enough, the BC Swim Team was there, and their captain was able to get to my brother in time. God works in mysterious and very nerve-racking ways.
My brother and I didn’t ask to be rescued. We weren’t asked for permission. We weren’t sized up for our worthiness, either. We were just saved.
God saves us from the consequences of sin and guilt. Not because we are good enough or because we choose to be saved or because we did anything in any way. God saves us because we need saving and only God can save us.
So God did.
Holy God, you alone are worthy of our worship for your grace and salvation. Amen. — NF