Rescued

Rescued

 
You can’t be felt
On my knees I knelt
Crying out to you Lord
Too much to see through
Blinded by this life
All the hurt inside
I can’t see no way out
I need you now.
 
Chorus
The day you rescued me
You saved me from defeat Lord
Held me as I prayed
Gave me strength to live your ways 
I can feel you now
 
Verse 2
In my children’s eyes
Especially when they cry
In my wife so true Lord
Oh how I see you now
Because of
 
Chorus
The day you rescued me
You saved me from defeat Lord
Held me as I prayed
Gave me strength to live your ways 
I can see you now
 
 Bridge
Rejoice in the Lord be glad he rescues me
Rejoice in the Lord be glad he rescued me forever I’ll thank Him.
 
Verse 3
When we laugh and sing 
As church bells ring
In the dead of the night Lord
In a soldiers fight
I can see your face, feel your loving grace
I hear the heavens shout my Lord
I can hear you now
Because of
 
Chorus
The day you rescued me
You saved me from defeat Lord
Held me as I prayed
Gave me strength to live your ways 
I can hear you now
I can feel you now
I can see you now.
 

 

Reflection

This song was written after I had done some reading from the book of Psalms. Psalms 35:9-10 says. “Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
 and delight in his salvation. My whole being will exclaim, “Who is like you, Lord?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
the poor and needy from those who rob them.”” And then later in verse 18 it says “I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
 among the throngs I will praise you.” While reflecting on these passages I began to relive the day I felt as if God rescued me. During this time in my life, I was poor in spirit and the devil was doing a good job of robbing me of happiness, of peace, and of Faith. The devil was working on me hard but part of the problem was also due to the sin in my life, the selfish dreams and desires. While teaching at Onaga, I spent a lot of lesson plan periods, and lunch periods at a local church. Some days I prayed the rosary, some days I sat and talked to Jesus as if he was sitting beside me, and some days I said absolutely nothing. Just listened kneeling in front of Jesus who I believe to be present in the Eucharist. I will never forget the day that I entered the back of the church very tired, and searching for answers. The first thing I did was look up at the crucifix and it called my name. As I walked towards the alter I couldn’t take my eyes off of Jesus hanging on the cross. I remembering thinking, He died a brutal death for me. As I approached the alter, I hit my knees and cried like I had never cried before. I cried for 20 minutes. I remember telling Jesus that I was tired of living my way, tired of being selfish and only focused on wanting my dreams to come true, and wanting my needs to be satisfied. I told him “I am so tired of living for me, I want to live for you. Not my dreams but yours.” They claim you can’t feel God, but I would argue differently. I truly felt something pick me up that day. I felt lighter and felt as if I was being held. I don’t know if it was the Holy Spirit, if it was Mary, or if it was Jesus himself, but I felt a peace I had never felt before. I felt rescued and from that day I started feeling God’s presence, I started seeing and hearing Jesus in places I had never seen nor heard him before. I am forever grateful to my Savior Jesus Christ and Forever I will thank Him for saving me from my sin.

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