This CBS’ 60 Minutes Documentary on the Navy SEALs rescue of Jessica Buchanan was quite emotional at the end of the video when they had her share in her own words. It shows the incredible sacrifice of some of our elite warriors in the Special Operations Community going all out to rescue a hostage even to the risk of their own life.
Of course I can’t watch something like this without being very moved emotionally. I try to imagine what its like to be in her shoe, to be alive when one might have counted one’s life dead.
I can imagine a bit of the gratitude she must have for these warriors. It’s no surprised that when I went on Youtube I also found that she recently spoke of her experience in support of the Navy SEAL foundation.
That got me thinking tangent to another rescue operation.
This time its spiritual rather than physical. I think of Christ’s spiritual rescue of us from the bondage of sin.
He didn’t just risked His life. He gave His life. Died. Crucified.
Crucified for our sins.
Have you thought about the death of Christ for you; for your sins?
If so, how does it move you?
Is there signs of gratitude? Is it merely a trivial thought, or does that thought have huge magnitude?
I thought Jessica Buchanan’s support of the Navy Seal Foundation was a great act of her gratitude of the gift of a rescued life.
Shouldn’t our gratitude of us being saved by Christ stir us to good works of gratitude?