There is a video of a woman on a scooter who gets hit by a car, then slides into a storm drain and disappears. Rescue workers have to pull her out by her boots to get her out. As I watched the video, I was reminded of today’s passage. We are rescued from death just like Israel was from Egypt and Jesus was from the Tomb.
“For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.”
Made them His Own
The Psalms between 113-118 are known as the Egyptian Hallel Psalms. They recount God rescuing them from slavery and the hands of Pharaoh. Jesus made these Psalms His own as he sang them the night before His crucifixion. These words bring a whole new power if you look at them in that light. Jesus was resurrected from death. Hence we were rescued from death, our eyes from tears, and our feet from stumbling.
The Psalmist reminds us that we are to live with the gratitude that we have been rescued from death. It is easy to push that to the back burner and focus on our pressing needs of the moment. We can quickly turn into the baby chick crying out to the mother bird for our next mouthful of food, unaware that the nest we sit in provides the protection we need to grow. Jesus keeps our feet from stumbling so we can walk before the land in the living.
Rescued from Death
We need to be reminded that we have been rescued from death so we can fully live in the land of the living. Everyone is born, but not everyone fully lives. Jesus came so that you might have an abundant life full of His Spirit. Give your heart entirely over to Him, and let the Spirit lead you. You will find your heart full, and God will take care of the details.