An Unlikely Hero (Joshua 2:11-13)

Sometimes, the most unlikely hero emerges to save the day. This harrowing video shows a tragic encounter between a child and a dog, averted before any serious harm could be inflicted upon the child.

And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token, and spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
Joshua 2:11-13

God used unlikely heroes throughout the Bible. When Joshua sent two men to spy out Jericho and the surrounding lands, the prostitute Rahab assisted them, hiding them in her home. Rahab was a foreigner and a social outcast because of her profession. Yet she knew and feared God and protected the spies because she knew what was right.  And how was her faithfulness rewarded? She was included in the earthly line of our Lord Jesus Christ, as the great, great grandmother of King David.

Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
Matthew 1:5

What a wonderful reminder to know that God rescues and blesses His people, to those who are called His own. God does not look at the outward appearance but looks into our heart to see our true motives and intentions. Regardless of your past or current state, God will accept you as you are if you place your trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. And once you have accepted Him, He will use you in many circumstances, even to directly intervene within other people’s lives. In God’s eyes, we will not be an unlikely hero, but a blessed saint, serving God in His kingdom.

Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.