The divers came upon a whale, tangled in an abandoned net, who would die if not released. Trouble was, the whaled was freaked out and likely to injure or kill them if they got close enough to help. But by their gentle and peaceful approach they gradually won her trust. She allowed them to begin the tortuous task of cutting away the tough net to set her free. Their gentleness, their kindness, convinced the whale she could trust them and submit to their rescue procedures. I watched this amazing story with awe and will give you the link below. But read this verse from Romans carefully and think about that principle:
4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)
God’s kindness was costly. He accepted the risk of excruciating death in order to draw close enough to cut away the net that holds us captive. Don’t dismiss that kindness or take it for granted. Submit to what He is trying to do for you. Let Him cut you free.
To watch the whale video, click HERE. Make sure to watch all the way to the end to see a pretty good image of what Jesus meant by “life to the full.”