How Can He Save Us?

“And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and valiant men went with him, whose hearts God had touched.” 1 Samuel 10:26
“But some rebels said, ‘How can this man save us?’ So they despised him and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.” 1 Samuel 10:27

This reminds me of another King who was despised.

Oh Lord, we pray to hold our peace among those who despise, that they might see with their own eyes all that You can do. And here’s a simple poem . . .

What A Savior Does

They despised the Man
that hung upon the cross

“He can’t even save Himself
how can He save us?”

And Jesus held His peace
in that crushing place

because that’s what the Savior does
He rescues us by grace.

Published in: on November 5, 2011 at 7:48 am  Comments (18)  
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  1. Deb, this is poem stirred my heart. We only have peace because Jesus held his. Beautiful, my friend.

  2. Dear Debbie, you have a heart just yearning to be stirred by Him. He will not let you down! God bless you as you keep us stirred up for Him too!

  3. Oh, how true – “rescues us by grace.” It always amazed me that so many rejected Him, even AFTER seeing His miracles and hearing His astounding words and profound teaching! But so humanity fails, so that we may be redeemed.

  4. “In that crushing place”
    My peace gets away in the crushing places sometimes. No one ever had such a crushing place as Jesus.
    thanks Debbie

  5. Oh Deb! I love this! So Powerful! God’s ways are so much higher than man’s ways…. O what a wonderful truth!

  6. They despised the Man
    that hung upon the cross…

    Even the gift of salvation is free, people still despise Him and His free gift. How sad!

  7. Larry, in one of your comments, either on your blog or the blog of someone else, you told of praying for several people and they had different reactions. Somehow I thought of that, of holding our peace among these people, but allowing Him to show Himself through us, that He is indeed mighty to save.
    God bless you as you hold your peace and let Him speak.

  8. God bless you, faith-filled fisherlady, as you embrace Him and all His ways. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh boy . . .my peace gets away from me too, sometimes. Praying that we learn how to hold onto it more and more, by holding onto Him. God bless you, hero, and all the places He brings you to.

  10. Loving that planaquarium . . .so we may be redeemed. πŸ™‚ We need Him and the rescuing that only He can do.
    God bless you as you see His miracles in your life!

  11. Thank you, Deb

    “rescued by Grace” … undeserving me…

    “Oh Lord, we pray to hold our peace among those who despise, that they might see with their own eyes all that You can do.”
    Praying alongside you, Deb.

    @Debbie … thank you. Your peace comment reminds me of the first ‘Easter’ song that spoke to me of His love. The old rugged cross … a symbol of sorts of the day He held his peace so we could experience the peace that passes all understanding.


  12. Thank you, Ann full of grace and joy! What a great song you left for us. πŸ™‚ God bless you and sustain you with that peace that passes all understanding, today and all your tomorrows!

  13. Jesus Christ was our perfect example, that we should follow in His steps! Though being all powerful, Jesus held His peace, and He finished His assignment on the earth, which was to redeem mankind back unto Himself, through His precious shed blood upon Calvary’s Cross! O may I hold my peace even when I want to speak, that I might allow the light of Jesus Christ to shine through me!

    Wonderful poem, Debbie! God bless you!


  14. Dear Paulette, I hear His peace and see His light clearly through you! πŸ™‚ Thank you! God bless you and your precious witness for Him.

  15. β€œHe can’t even save Himself how can He save us?”

    Did Jesus need to be saved? Men oftentimes judged others based on their perceived limitations. Can the blind not make them see? Can those who didn’t go to universities not be wiser than the graduates?

    Just asking in peace πŸ™‚

  16. What a wonderful line of thought here, sweet spoon! You have this special wisdom and knowledge that He gives. No, Jesus did not need to be saved . . .we do. And we weren’t on the cross.
    God bless you as you ask in peace what He answers in love.

  17. Deb, I think this is one of your best poems ever! It brought tears to my eyes. πŸ™‚ It reminded me of Isaiah 53:3 –

    3 He was despised and rejected by men,
    a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
    Like one from whom men hide their faces
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

    But on the cross His mercy and grace brought Him glory and us healing. What a wonderful Savior! Peace, Linda

  18. God bless you, Linda, and that heart for Him you have. Your love for your Savior shows!

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