Do you ever feel like your standing knee deep in a pit of mud and you can’t get out? I know that I do! I find myself standing in that pit trying to work my way out of that pit. Slipping and sliding, I try to work my way out of the pit. I grasp onto the side and try to claw my way out of the pit but I keep sinking and sliding back into that pit. The truth is that I need God to rescue me from the pit!
When I was working at SuperAwesomeBibleCamp, our campers loved our mud pit. But the mud pit also had quicksand spots where you could easily sink into the mud. Watching my campers trying to work their way out of that mud and asking for a friend’s hand to help them out reminds me of how we need our God to rescue us from our own pits.
Our pits all look different. Our pits might be parents divorcing. Our pits might be death. Our pits might be illness. Our pits are so many things. Yet the reality is that the pit is never too deep for our God. Our God gets down into the muck and mire of our lives and lifts us up out onto solid holy ground. Or in the words of one of my Instagram friends on their IG account today, “There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still!”
Exactly! God’s love is so deep that God is willing to go to all lengths to rescue us out of the pit. Some days you might find yourself on the edge of the pit, reaching out for God’s hand to pull you out. Other times you’ll find yourself so deep into the pit that you simply need to wait for God to come down into the muck and mire to rescue you. No matter where you are in the pit, God loves you so much that God set Gods son into the world to show us how much God loves us.
“For God so loved the world, that God gave Gods only Son into the world so that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God did not send Gods Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that we might have life through him.”–John 3:16-17
God sent God’s Son into the world as the Word made flesh; the Word made flesh who stands in the muck and mire of our pits with us. The Word made flesh who takes your hand and lifts you out of the pit. The Word made flesh who is willing to get dirty and stand in the pit with us because God loves us that much.