As I’ve shared, this month is At The Movies at Lifechurch. Yesterday’s movie was The Martian.
It’s about a daring rescue mission to rescue a lost crewmember by the crew of the Ares III, a manned mission to Mars. A dust storm forced the crew to leave the planet. During the evacuation astronaut Mark Watney was struck by debris and lost in the storm. The last telemetry from his suit indicated no signs of life. With Watney believed dead, the remaining crew returned to their orbiting vessel without him. Watney later wakes after the storm and makes his way to the crew’s base of operations on Mars. He removes a piece of antenna from his suit’s biomonitor which caused the erroneous life sign readings and staples himself up.
He is alive! He has the ability to choose. Life or death. He chooses life. NASA later finds he is alive.They delay in telling his crew. Once they are notified they unanimously decide to bring him home. In the meantime he then draws from his experience. He has the capacity to execute a plan. He’s a botanist so he grows potatoes in the most unusual way. He sustains his food source.
He had people who cared about him and a God who loved him. With those odds, miracles do happen!
Mark was rescued!
Have you ever rescued something or someone? Or been rescued by someone?
Time and time again I am rescued. By my God. From myself. My poor choices. My selfish desires.
Jesus Christ conducted his very own rescue mission too you know. The greatest one ever. He came to earth to die for each and every one of us. He rescued each of us from death itself. He died for our sins. So He could bring you home. With Him.
Whatever it is you may need to be rescued from, I urge you to give it to God. He alone can save you. He will bring you home.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me. Psalm 71:2
Love and laughter,