Often repeated have been the account in Matthew 14 about Peter walking on water to Jesus. When his faith wavered, Jesus was there to rescue Peter. We have all had those seasons when we needed to be saved from one thing or another. I so love that Peter had such trust in the Lord that he walked on water, albeit, briefly. Peter faltered, but it is still immensely impressive to me that he even went to the extent that he did to join Jesus on the water. The Lord continues to rescue us from our various circumstances. Gratitude flows.

I love reading and hearing reports of rescues done by caring people. Strangers are often participants in rescue situations. Recently, there was a police officer who appeared on the Steve Harvey talk show. He was there to be honored for going above the call of duty. The officer responded to a traffic accident report. The woman involved experienced damage to her car that rendered it inoperable. She needed a vehicle to transport her back and forth to work. What did the officer do? He initiated a used car purchase for her and surprised her with it. The two of them reunited on Harvey’s show. It was indeed a precious view.

I saw another car incident report where the driver and his vehicle ended up in a ravine. Passersby formed a human chain, gripping hands, to rescue the injured man, who survived. Viewing footage of that was pure joy!

Recent flood conditions resulted in numerous rescues from homes and cars. People pitching in to help others is heartening on multiple levels. I am so grateful that such incidences continue to happen. It reminds that hope in humanity is not vain in practice.

Almighty God is the Creator of love and kindness plus so much more that we gain from being creations of such awesomeness. Yes, rescues are cherished aspects of the wonders of life.

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Sandra Hicks

Sandra is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks with God, and firmly believes in the steadfast flow of love and truth. She is president of a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products. Her published pieces include essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry. In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on a Christian website. Sandra enjoys photography and snaps shots often in her hometown of Washington, D.C.

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