Today's daily devotion is based on Colossians 1:13,14: "[God the Father] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
We were all in need of rescue. Darkness surrounded us as we were trapped under the curse of our sin, unable to escape. Powerless to push away our guilt, we were destined to face the impenetrable darkness of eternal death.
The Lord came to our rescue. God sent his Son, Jesus, to rescue us from our helpless condition in his infinite mercy. Jesus is the perfect Son who lifted the immeasurable weight of our guilt from us.
No matter how earth-shaking the events of life may become, we can be confident of the deliverance our Savior won for us. Jesus' kingdom will endure forever, and we are overjoyed to know he has brought us into that kingdom by his grace.
Please pray with me; Almighty and merciful Father, I am forever grateful for you rescuing me from the darkness of despair and death through Jesus, your beloved Son. Thank you for the light of the Savior that continues to emanate through my life as I await his triumphant return when you will bring me into the heavenly kingdom of glory. Amen.