Rescued

Receiving Comfort, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Receiving Comfort, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

As I was driving home I noticed two signs posted on church announcement boards.  They both got me thinking and feeling about the difference in comfort levels of their messages.   Seemingly the same, they had a very different feel to each of them.

Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
- Mathew 11:28

The other read:

If you are in trouble, I will rescue you.
 - ???

Finding God, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Finding God, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I often feared drowning in a flood as a child because we lived near the river.  It was a conclusion I came to all by my nine-year-old self that I never checked out with the many adults in my life.

My father worked two jobs and was very seldom home.  He seemed very far away and unavailable.  But somehow I created the fantasy that since he was in the Navy; he could swim and would save us if and when the flood came.  I remember falling soundly back to sleep in this far away fantasy of this non-present rescuer.