This morning, while it was still dark out and the house was very quiet, I watched a short 11 minute documentary on youtube titled, Boatlift. It is narrated by Tom Hanks and tells the untold story of an event that took place on 9/11. Having been born and raised in the Bronx and worked in Manhattan for several years until I was married and moved to Boston, this short clip moved me to tears. It also was most inspiring.
As I watched it, my mind was racing of conversations over the last week of situations that seemed hopeless or unchanging. I thought of times in my own life where I simply came to the end of myself ….. the end of bargaining with God, pleading with God, trying to control or change or manipulate a situation. You know the end I am speaking of – the end where you simply die to yourself and surrender it all to God. You finally come to the point that He is all you got.
Seeing the hanging walkie-talkie receiver in this video made me think of this verse:
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.(Jer. 29:13)
He wants us to seek Him, not for what He can give us, not for what He can do for us. He wants us to want Him for Him. For relationship with Him. It is like being in prison and being given that one phone call and He is the one call you choose. When we finally acknowledge that He is the only one that can do anything for us.
As you watch this video and the beautiful rescue that took place that fateful day, may you think of how God desires to come to our rescue when there seems to be no way out, no way off or no other answer. May you then remember:
If you look for Him wholeheartedly, you will find Him.