During World War II, the German army had conquered and pushed back the Allied forces. Over a period of nine days an incredible rescue of more than 330,000 troops took place off the beaches of Dunkirk. German Luftwaffe aircraft strafed and bombed the men, docks, and boats, while the RAF flew over 3,500 flights to protect troops.
Soldiers on the beaches, neck-deep in water, and on docks, were vulnerable to enemy fire. Desperate to get the men rescued, the call went out for private vessels to help with the evacuation. Around 700 ships took to the seas. Fishing boats, pleasure cruisers, ferries, and other small boats acted as shuttles to and from larger ships, and to safety on English shores.
What could have been total disaster, complete annihilation of the Allied forces, turned into a show of courage, bravery, and willingness to risk everything for the rescue of their fellow countrymen.
Like the boats that rescued the soldiers at Dunkirk, we need to be brave, bold, courageous, and help those trapped in enemy territory. Every day, every moment, the enemy is taking captives. Satan is killing, stealing, and destroying. People are floundering neck-deep in sin, looking, wondering if there is anyone who will help and show them the way to freedom. Jesus Christ came to rescue us, to set us free, let’s remember to use our freedom to show others the way for their freedom. Be part of the rescue team who storm the gates of hell and snatch the lost out of the fire.
We can rescue by land, sea, and air as our feet travel to share the good news and our prayers wing through the air. The need is great, the call is immense, but our God is victorious and we work in the power of His power. As we rise in action, our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are encouraged also to take action. Link hands, link faith shields, and get in the boat to be part of the rescue team!
“Preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:2 (AMP)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)
Jetski rescue photo