Monday – September 13, 2021


He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” – Galatians 3:14

In July 2021, Marisha Menlove had her 3-year-old twins in her brother-in-law’s new 2021 Malibu boat on Bear Lake in Idaho. She was with two other adults and seven other children. They surfed and wakeboarded, but Marisha said she is most thankful they brought the tube with them. “The wind started to come up, and we thought, ‘Ah, we better get back to the beach,'” she said.

Around 6 p.m., they started heading back to shore for dinner, but they didn’t get very far. Suddenly waves crashed and the engine shut off.

That’s when Marisha grabbed her twins and went for the tube.

“To have a storm like that, where the waves are crashing into this huge boat — hitting the driver, knocking people over in the boat — and then to be on this little tube with 10 kids inside and 4 people holding on, how does the tube not capsize? How does it not deflate?” she said.

Marisha expected the boat to drag the tube down with it as the boat sank. But somehow the rope untied from the boat on its own.

After about 15 minutes in the water, park rangers saved them.

Looking back, Marisha believes someone else was also looking out for them.

“We all know how that happened and we’re grateful. Our family saw a miracle,” she said.

Christ’s death on the Cross was the largest rescue event in history. Today in prayer, give thanks to Jesus that He saved you.

“By the cross, we know the gravity of sin and the greatness of God’s love towards us.” – John Chrysostom

God’s Word: “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time.” – 1 Timothy 2:5-6