Tuesday: Psalm 71; Isaiah 49.1-6; Luke 22

From: Natasha Cassamajor

“In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come;” Psalm 71.2-3a

To admit that I need to be rescued and saved sounds so politically incorrect. Our society says modern women should be strong and not need saving because “we got this.” I get it, we got tired of seeing the fairytale version of being rescued, where the woman does not know what to do with herself until a man comes into the picture and “rescue” her. Thankfully, this is not the kind of rescuing I’m referring to in Psalm 71. 

Lately I’ve been feeling like I can use some rescuing, the kind of rescuing that will bring me face to face with our savior Jesus. Like the woman with the issue of blood who said if she could just touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, she would be healed, I too am looking for the encounter that will bring me wholeness. 

I love the first half of verse three that ask God to be a rock that we can continually come to. The key word for me here is continually. I need Jesus, not once during the day or once during the week, but continually. It appears to be in my nature to fall short in spite of my good intensions. Like Peter, I feel like I can do this thing that will please God and bless others because I sincerely love the one who gave it all for me, but just like Peter I fall short. In Luke 22.33 we see Peter telling Jesus “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” We know how Peter’s promise ends. Jesus was ready for Peter to not come through on his promise. He went to the cross knowing what we are not capable of accomplishing on our own. 

God knew we needed a savior so He sent Jesus, the only one who can make us right with God. It is my prayer that you would allow Jesus to be your rock that you can run to. He loves you and does not get tired of seeing your beautiful face. 

I’m looking for a good dentist and I’m looking forward to eating ice cream again. I’ll meet with you at any local ice cream shop (even in the North Shore).