In 2005 I heard Gary Haugen of IJM talk about rescuing children who were victims of the sex trade industry. I was undone, and forever changed in that moment. What I had long suspected and needed and hoped to be true about God was real. God is the God of Rescue.
Whether we are trapped in a brothel, a slave in a brick kiln, a victim of an abusive relationship, or a restless soul longing for meaning and purpose, we all long for the God of Justice. We all resonate with Psalm 70:5, “But as for me, I am poor and needy; come to me speedily, O God.” We are in need of rescue. And to partner with God in this life is to partner in rescue.
My hope and endeavor is that “my theme song is God’s love and justice, and I’m singing it right to you, God.” (Psalm 101:1 MSG)