Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S –  Luke 2:11 (The Passion Translation)
For today in Bethlehem a rescuer was born for you.

O – Observation
How great is this, no matter who you are or where you are, no matter what circumstances you are in "a rescuer was born for you” Sometimes I need strength and courage beyond what I think I have, sometimes patience and endurance to see things through; sometimes I need that peace that only He can give.  I know I can keep adding to this list, how about you?   Like most I have two pasts, a life without Christ and a life after accepting Him as my Lord and Saviour at the age of 32. I was astounded as a father, the depth of love that God had for me – that He sent his Son for me knowing that he would die a horrible death in the hope that I would come to know Him.

A – Application
A tradesman looks at the task that he has in front of him and chooses the appropriate tool for the job at hand.  He is often just given situations to fix and repair; to build or rebuild; or even to make safe, because further work needs to be done at a foundational level. I think our father in heaven looks at us and makes similar decisions, but he has given us a free will to accept the tradesman’s help and advice. For me looking back on my life, the one thing I need in my tool belt is a relationship with the living Christ, my Rescuer and Savior. If you are reading this and don’t know Him or need a rescuer, please speak to someone today.

P – Prayer
Dear Lord thank you for sending your son, a rescuer, a saviour for us, may we continually grow in the knowledge of your love for u