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There is a song in my head……always……

As I watch a video showing “angels” from K9 Advocates rescuing abused, neglected, sick and
homeless dogs and puppies from a Northern reserve Lauren Daigle sings her song “Rescue”

I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It's true, I will rescue you”

The tears start running down my face. I am so moved that this group not only rescues
dogs/pups in dire need but that someone picked this song to accompany the video they made
on their latest trip up North.

The song is in my head, when I wake, when I go to sleep…. All day, for several days. I needed
to find out more about it. So I GOOGLED it.

In a nutshell, when Lauren Daigle wrote it, she had a vision of a girl who was caught in a
desperate situation and was looking for hope/help. Jesus came walking down the hall and
instead of judging her for her chosen actions, He sat with her. He didn’t try to fix her - He just
was with her. What a beautiful picture this painted in my head. “He was just with her” and as
beautiful as it was with the animal rescue video, it’s a song about God’s rescue of us. Like the
pups and dogs of this Northern Reserve were physically hurting; are we not sometimes feeling
abused, neglected, sick? Our suffering is spiritual perhaps in these areas. And are we not
homeless on the earth until we go home to be with Christ? (Yes, I know I may offend some by
comparing ‘us’ to dogs?? It’s just how my head works.)

I am curious about “the army” so I look and find Isaiah 43:14 “This is what the Lord says - your
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I, Israel's Holy God, the Lord who saves you,
says, "To save you, I will send an army against Babylon…”

God did send out an army and rescue the Israelites, who had been so unfaithful, and who were
so utterly lost, desolate and afraid. Are we any different at times in our lives when we forget
Who is in control? Who has the plan, Who is there without condemnation, Who is just there with
us….. Thank you Jesus!!!

Looking at the beginning of Isaiah 43 – I read these verses…..

Verse (1b) “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; (2) When you pass through the waters, I will
be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you
walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (3) For I am the
Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour."

And in my head I hear Chris Tomlin song “Jesus” –

Who walks on the waters, who speaks to the sea, who stands in the fire beside me

And now I have a new song going around in my brain….

Julie

2 Comments


Cindy about 2 years ago

You have created a vivid image for me of how God rescues us! God will send in His unstoppable, unconquerable, invincible army with all its might, power and glory to rescue, redeem and restore each one of us. But then it is followed by His gentle, tender, loving presence that simply comes and sits with me to ease my pain and burden; to infuse me with His strength, peace and hope; to accept me just as I am at that exact moment. God is our warrior and our best friend. He fights for me, and He holds me.

I have always found great comfort in Isaiah 43:1,2. "Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have summoned you by name. YOU (ME!!) are mine!"

And I happen to think that the rescue dogs are a perfect analogy.


Kristen almost 2 years ago

It's wonderful how music is so meaningful. How it can make us feel deeply, how it can carry a message into our hearts, how it can inspire us to reflect and make even deeper connections with the music and its themes, like how you went to the Bible to look up the army. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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