Pulled to Safety

Dot McGinnis
Copyright 2005
Reproduced with Permission

"With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished. When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them." Genesis 19:15-16

Sometimes, God has to drag us out of situations that are too dangerous for us because we lack the strength to "flee" there, ourselves. Yet, we often question God's wisdom, like Lot did. God told him to flee to the mountains but he insisted on staying in the plain. Later, fear caused Lot to flee to the mountains anyway; placing him exactly where God told him to go in the first place. vs. 17-30

"So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived." Genesis 19:29

All of Lot's family; except for his hesitant wife, was saved; being members of Abraham's family!

Thank You, Jesus, for all those times You've taken my hand and pulled me to safety, when I've been too weak to run there myself.

Thank-You, God, for being so merciful that You've literally forced me out of situations that were way too dangerous for me.

Thank-You for revealing to me that, just as You showed mercy to Lot and his household, because of Abrahams love for You -- You will have mercy on those I love and do the same thing for them, whenever we may be in danger, because of my great love for You.