Today we were watching “Untamed and Uncut”. One of the stories was about a Raptor who saw a snake and swooped down to take it but realized too late that the snake was too big for a meal. The snake grabbed hold of the Raptor and wrapped itself around the helpless bird.
If the snake killed the bird, it would be a waste because the bird was too big to eat. They were caught in a deadlock and something had to be done because the Raptor was losing the battle.
Two wildlife enthusiasts stepped in to help the snake and the bird. While one held the snake’s tail in place with a stick of some sort, the other gingerly uncoiled the snake from around the bird. As soon as it was freed, the Raptor quickly flew off and the snake disappeared.
One of the men said something that struck me. “All life is sacred.” This is what God thought when He sent His Son Jesus to rescue us from certain death. John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus made it clear that “All life is sacred” to Him when He said that He came to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
Just as it is always wonderful to see people rescuing wildlife in danger, it is reassuring to know that our God sent His Son to rescue us from the danger of eternal separation.