The U.S. military prides itself on being the best in the world. When you consider special warfare operations, the options are many and the bar high: Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Green Berets, and Delta Force, just to name a few. However, one group stands apart in their mission—Air Force PJ’s or Pararescue Jumpers. Air Force PJ’s specialize in rescues and usually make such rescues behind enemy lines. Their motto, That Others May Live, expresses their willingness to sacrifice themselves to bring a fellow soldier home. They remind me of Colossians 1:13 NIV:
“For he (the Father) has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,”
The Father, through the sacrifice of His Son and the work of the Holy Spirit in one’s heart, seeks to pull off the ultimate rescue: take a member of the kingdom of darkness, make them His own through adoption, and bring them home, to the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the kingdom of light.
That Others May Live.
Could have been Jesus’ motto too.
Have you been rescued yet?