Mar 10 – Captain Scott O’Grady

On June 2, 1995 Captain Scott O’Grady a former United States Air Force fighter pilot was shot down over Bosnia and forced to eject from his F-16C into hostile territory. After nearly a week of evading the Serbs, a faint message was picked up from his radio. As soon as it was known that he was alive, all the resources for a daring rescue were set in motion. He was eventually snatched up by the US Marines in a helicopter. Newsweek magazine reported at the time that the cost of weapons, personnel and machinery for the rescue were valued at 6 billion dollars. The US military placed great value on one person’s life. And similarly, we know that God puts great value on our souls because He gave His only son, Jesus, to die for our sins and prepare us for divine rescue. So Peter was inspired to write that those who trust in Christ are “… not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot…”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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