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 Post subject: Search and Rescue
PostPosted: April 29th, 2009, 4:05 pm 
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Search and Rescue
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Luke 19:1-10
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The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. —Luke 19:10


Almost every week we see news about a search-and-rescue mis­sion.
It may involve a child who wan­dered away from a family picnic and is lost,
or a hiker stranded on a moun­tain, or people trapped in the rubble following
an earthquake. In every case, the people at risk are unable to help themselves.
Those who are found and saved usually have lasting grati­tude for those who
joined in the search and rescued them.


the bible in one year:
Job 17-19
Acts 10:1-23


The account of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10 is a story of search and res­cue.
At first glance it may seem like a series of chance events—Jesus was passing
through Jericho and a rich tax collector climbed a tree to catch a glimpse of the
miracle-working teacher. But this encounter with Jesus was not a coinci­dence.

At the end of the narrative, Luke deliberately included Jesus' words to Zacchaeus,
"Today salvation has come to this house . . . ; for the Son of Man has come to
seek and to save that which was lost" (vv.9-10).

Jesus began His search-and-rescue operation on earth by His life, death, and
resurrection. He continues it today through the power of the Holy Spirit, and
He graciously invites us to participate with Him by loving those who are lost.
—David McCasland

People can't believe in Jesus
If the gospel they don't hear,
So we must proclaim its message
To the world—both far and near. —Sper
Those rescued from sin are best able to rescue those in sin.

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