Sunday, June 11, 2017

Titanic, the Unsinkable Ship

Titanic, the Unsinkable Ship by Laurie McTier

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

How many people have dreamed their lives unsinkable?

How many have stated that even God Himself could not destroy their empire?

How many people find their treasures in worldly riches, fame and success, yet never take the time to find God? What emptiness they must feel deep down inside!

While watching the movie Titanic, my heart was moved by the numerous people who did not make it to the lifeboats. There were approximately 2,200 people on the ship, yet only 800 got on the lifeboats. Out of the 1,400 people who went down with the ship, only 6 individuals were rescued.

There were 20 lifeboats, which should have fit 30-50 people each, yet many only had 10-15 people in them. The lifeboats proved to be too cramped to fit their style. None of the 20 boats turned around to rescue the perishing. One of the lifeboats from the Carpathia did return to the 1,400 but it was too late. There were only six survivors by that time. The other 1,396 froze to death in the North Atlantic.

What application could this story have in our lives? How many of us have greedily thought our lives unsinkable? What fools we have been! What about souls today, the individuals who have not found the "Lifeboat?" Would you change your course to help them find their lifeboat - Jesus Christ? John 14:6 reads "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes unto the Father, but by me."

Devotion and commitment. The band played "Nearer My God to Thee" right to the very end. They had a job to entertain to the very end. What is our job? It is our job to rescue the tell them of a Savior who loves them so much He willingly gave His life for them.

God forgive me for the times I have seen souls perishing in the depths of their sin and have not even lifted a finger to tell them of Christ's love. As I read the words to Fanny J Crosby's hymn entitled "Rescue the perishing," my heart is convicted that I must by about my Father's business of the Great Commission.

"Rescue the Perishing, care for the dying
Wrap them in pity from sin and the grave.
Weep over the erring one, lift up the fallen.
Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying
Jesus is merciful. Jesus will save."

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a burden and urgency in your heart to rescue the perishing, that they might not die alone, but that they may have hope in Jesus Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of people hurting all over the United States and Worldwide. As God gives us opportunity in times of crisis we need to rapidly move to help. Pray for our Kenya GoTeam this week as they minister to physical and spiritual needs!

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On The Go Daily Devotion for June 11, 2017
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