"Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love me when I was in a besieged city." ESV
To be besieged is to be closed in and surrounded by those whose intent is to conquer and take over, such as a city or military fortress. We were besieged by the forces of sin and Satan. There was no escape for us. We were in position for take over by the enemy and we weren't even aware of it. But God, in His great love reached out to us with His mighty hand to rescue us. Those of us who recognized the danger grabbed onto His hand. Those who believed everything was business as usual, sensing no danger, refused to take hold of His hand and offer of rescue. We recognized we were in danger because someone who had been rescued before took the time to share the Word with those of us who were still in captivity. If we do the same, God is still reaching out His hand to those in danger in a besieged place, and He will use us to prepare them to take His hand.
Jesus, how can we ever show our gratitude that You came to us when we were held captive by sin and You rescued us? What love You have for us. Help us to share Your love, as others did, to those who are still besieged in the danger of sin. We pray they will take Your hand and be set free. In Your name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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