We aren’t the rescuers, we are the rescued.
I heard this quote today and it made me pause for a moment. As foster parents, it is easy to begin to see ourselves as the ones DOING the rescuing. How often do we bump into people and as soon as they find out that we foster, they suddenly seem to put a halo around our head and make all of the usual comments about how they could never foster? I’m sure there are plenty of us foster parents out there who do think we are “all that and a bag of chips” as my Canadian husband would say. But are we really?
WE are the ones who needed rescuing. And then Jesus came. He rescued us from our sin, the shame of our pasts, and ultimately, our eternal punishment. He is the One who does all of the rescuing, but sometimes He allows us to have a small part in it. We were orphans, fatherless. God adopted us into His Family and calls us His sons and daughters.
It is only by allowing His Love to flow through us that we can make a difference in the lives of the families that we touch. What a privilege we have!
Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. Galations 1:4