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He Will Never Leave

By Don Loftis | 12.13.17

Jack Casey worked for years as a paramedic, and one day he was called to the scene of a traffic accident.  A man was trapped in a pick-up that was completely upside down.  Making the rescue more dangerous and urgent was the reality that the gas tank was slowly leaking into the cab.  One spark could ignite everything and kill both of them.


Jack remembered as a child fearfully facing surgery,  and having a nurse promise to stay with him all the way through it.  True to her word, she was the first person he saw as he came out of the anesthetic in the recovery room.  At great risk, he stayed with the trapped man offering him both his rescue skill and his reassuring presence.  Later Jack simply said, “I couldn’t leave him.”


Hebrews 13 offers these words of divine reassurance: “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you, so that we confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.  What will man do to me?’”  The Lord has promised to be there for us in the toughest times of our lives.  In our darkest and loneliest experiences, His presence will offer light and the promise of a better day.


We may choose to wander away from Him, but like a good shepherd, He seeks to rescue us.  Even in our hour of rebellion, He continues to watch and whisper for us to come home.  When the “poisonous fumes” of life come, let us trust in the presence of the Lord, Who will not leave us, but promises to continue to love us.



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