A estimated three million Israelites have fled the slavery of Egypt. It is written into the very soul of the Hebrew people that God rescued them and they are never to forget it.
God is in the business of rescuing people. He did it dramatically for the sons of Israel. He did it dramatically for all mankind through Jesus. He did it dramatically for me. What is my "vigil in honour of the Lord" for him rescuing me? This early Saturday morning prayer time is a start I guess.
There's something beautiful about a thankful heart. People who count their blessings seem to be good people to hang around. They're positive and uplifting. They warm a room when they enter rather than being a "stepmother's breath". Oh may I be a thankful heart today.
Lord Jesus. I thank you again for rescuing me from the self-centered, tiny world of me.
You rescued me, and picked me up A living hope, of grace revealed A life transformed, in righteousness Oh Lord you have rescued me Forgiving me, You healed my heart And set me free, from sin and death You brought me life, You've made me whole Oh Lord You have rescued me And You loved me, before I knew You And You knew me for all time I've been created in Your image, Oh Lord And You bought me And You sought me Your blood poured out for me A new creation in Your image, Oh Lord You rescued me You rescued me You rescued me
Saint Augustine, pray for me.