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Great Escapes

- July 11, 2005

"God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation." 2 Corinthians 2 :16

I suppose the most famous escape artist of our time was The Great Houdini. He was internationally known for his escapes from bonds of every sort- locks, handcuffs, straitjackets, and sealed chests underwater. He would mesmerize people galore with his feats of escaping seemingly impossible situations.

The Bible has many accounts of great escapes in the Old as well as the New Testament. King David escaped death many times, once when his wife, Mical, helped him escape through a window.(I Samuel 19:12) Jonah escaped out of the belly of a whale (Jonah 1:17,2:10) and Daniel escaped the terrorizing attack of lions. (Daniel 6:16-22) In the New Testament we learn that Paul escaped in a basket over a wall (Acts 9:25), Paul and Silas escaped out of prison (Acts 5;19) and Peter escaped condemnation from Jesus as he denied him three times. (Luke 2:34).

Those who are Christians have also had a great escape. Thanks be to God and His wonderful Son, we have escaped a life separated from God. The bridge has been crossed and the chasm of sin no longer separates us from the Lord God Almighty. Jesus came, lived, died (with our sins embedded in Him), then arose from the dead so that we would be reunited with God in the same manner Adam and Eve were before the fall. How blessed we are. It is our privilege and responsibility to share this good news with others. Let's start today, asking God where He would like us to share the story about our own personal "great escape."

Contributed by Marion Smith. Comments/Feedback are welcome.

 

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