“There was no water in the cistern, but there was a thick layer of mud at the bottom, and Jeremiah sank down into it… So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to a room in the palace beneath the treasury, where he found some old rags and discarded clothing. He carried these to the cistern and lowered them to Jeremiah on a rope. Ebed-melech called down to Jeremiah, “Put these rags under your armpits to protect you from the ropes.”
Jeremiah 38:6b, 11-12 NLT
In announcing the message of the Lord faithfully, we run the risk of being labeled as naysayers, pessimists, or “spoilsport”.
We run the risk of being attacked, that people feel us that we sink into the mud, that we’re at the bottom, unable to even move or get out of that situation; on the contrary, we feel that we sink more and more.
But God doesn’t abandon us, and He always will put people in our path, that using the means at their disposal will extend us their hand to get us out of the mud where others threw us.
Many times people will least expect, that without us knowing intercede for us; they risk for us without expecting anything in return; they see our situation and feel compassion for our lives; are people who invest time and energy to “rescue” us, seeking creative ways to get us out of our misery, and in the process will try that we don’t become more hurt.
Thank you Lord for the countless “Ebed -melech ” that you’ve sent to my life!
© David García Licona – November 2013