Music Monday: “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the release of Francine Rivers’s “Redeeming Love” in theaters; to be honest, not all of it has been good. Some even wonder if Rivers “gave in” to the world’s pressures, allowing more sex scenes than necessary to portray basic themes.
I can’t give you an opinion because I haven’t seen it yet; I wonder if I will see it. But I can’t help but wonder if seeing such a film will ignite something within me I am already struggling with. It’s only natural to want someone to share our lives with; it’s a part of our human nature. God made us that way.
But we must remember that we are talking about more than a physical connection here; the story of “Redeeming Love” is reminiscent of the biblical story of Hosea. In this book, God tells Hosea to go and marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her; during this time, God is angry at Israel for turning its back on him. They were supposed to be his chosen people, yet they didn’t care. They just did their own thing.
At one point, God has had enough with Israel and gives them over to their sinfulness, but in his mercy, he decides to save Judah, saying, “… And I will save them – not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God will save them.”
Sadly, that’s a lot like how we tend to be running away from God when we should be running towards him. It’s part of our sinful nature, but God, in His mercy, is constantly pursuing us.
Jesus is the bridegroom, and the Church is his bride. One day, He is coming back.
Although written for Lauren Daigle’s friend, it also is a never-ending reminder that God always loves us no matter what. We are not alone in this battle; whatever we are going through. Jesus is standing with us through it all
If you would like to listen to Lauren’s song, it can be accessed here: