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“River Rock Rescue,” Friend, July 2021

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River Rock Rescue

From an interview with Haley Yancey.

River Rock Rescue

When I was six years old, my family went on a trip to a river. The water was very cold because it came from the mountains in Chile. After playing in the river for a while, I wanted to warm up.

The sun was shining on some nearby rocks. So I put my back against one rock and my feet on the other to sunbathe.

The rocks were covered in slippery moss that made me slowly slide down. It happened so slowly that I didn’t realize I was slipping.

But then I got stuck! My knees were pressed against my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t move. And I was still slipping! Every second my knees were pushing harder against my chest. My eyes were looking at the sky, and all the light was fading.

Then I saw the face of my brother. He took my hand and pulled me up. I wasn’t stuck anymore! I could breathe and see the light again.

Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Elder Brother. He always knows where we are. He will pull us out of danger. He is always there to give us a hand.

Illustration by Kelly Kennedy