The Journey with Ron Moore

The Rescuer

Devotion Text

Hebrews 2:3

How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard.

The fire swept throughout the home, moving from room to room like a wild animal on the run. For those trapped inside the inferno it seemed, there was no escape. But then the firemen arrived and bolted into action. One brave rescuer pushed through the front door. He made his way through the falling structure to those imprisoned by the flames. He knocked a hole in the wall of the room where the family huddled and yelled, “Follow me!” The opening provided a way of escape and, without hesitation, the family followed the rescuer to safety.

But what if those caught in the fire refused to follow? What if the trapped family decided a hole knocked in another wall would have been better? What if those awaiting certain death argued that the hole should have been bigger? What if those imprisoned criticized the narrow-mindedness of the rescuer for only providing one way out? What if those in need of rescue ignored the fireman? The answer is an obvious one. If the people in the hellhole had ignored the rescuer and the escape route, they would have died a foolish and needless death.

We were helpless and hopeless, caught in the grip of sin. There was no way out. But then the Rescuer came. Jesus died on the cross for our sin. He provided the way out of our past prison and the way into a relationship with the Father. This is the great salvation that the Rescuer provides. If we ignore it, there is no other way of escape. I invite you to follow the Rescuer today.

Talking to God

Dear Father,

I admit that I am a sinner in need of rescue. I can’t save myself. I thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sin, providing escape from death and new life with you. Today I trust in Jesus as my Rescuer.


I encourage you to share today’s devotional. Use it to open the conversation about Jesus with someone for whom you have been praying.



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2 comments on “The Rescuer

T Truax

Hi Pastor Ron – Excellent quick message on a great verse and illustration of our SO GREAT SALVATION by our Lord Jesus Christ. Your morning devotionals are appreciated. 🙂 Thank you.

Shawn Keenen

Thanks- excellent illustration and commentary.


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