Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Great Rescue???

Passengers aboard a luxurious cruise ship were having a great time when a young woman fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80-year-old man in the water who rescued her. The crew pulled them both out of the treacherous waters. The captain was grateful as well as astonished that the white-haired old man performed such an act of bravery.

That night a banquet was given in honor of the ship's elderly hero. He was called forward to receive an award and was asked to say a few words.

He said, "First of all, I'd like to know who pushed me."

A pastor from Virginia shared this story on a mailing list earlier this week, adding the following statement;

Maybe some of our people need to be "pushed" into soulwinning....

There are many Christians today who are just too busy.......... while there are others just standing along with the crowd watching while others do the rescuing.

The world is full of people who have yet to hear the Gospel..... they are drowning in sin...... would you willingly go and try to save them on your own...... or do you need a push before you finally go into action?????
If you are in that second category...... I'm PUSHING!!!!!!!!!!


Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.


Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.


Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.


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Blogger Sista Cala said...

We can learn alot and be challenged by the words of many old hymns. Too bad they have been put by the curb by so many churches today.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Sis. Julie said...

I'm so thankful that our church still uses the old church hymnals. So many churches have gone to the newer "versions" of those books but the problem is in them that a lot of songs have been left out. The ones with a real sad!!

9:12 AM  

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