Letter To Our Children

by Pastor Joe | November 10, 2021 | Letters To Our Children


November 10, 2021

The men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Israel.


                                                                                              Joshua 6:23


Hello friends!


Rahab was a lady who sinned. She was like all of us are—sinners. When two spies were sent by Joshua (read here), she hid them—protecting them in her home, despite the risk.


Jericho was the city where Rahab lived. It was also a city that was soon to belong to God’s people. The events which took place were mind-blowing. A scarlet cord was to be tied to the window of Rahab’s home, the same widow the spies used to escape. The scarlet cord was the signal to the invading Israelite army no harm should come to her home. This same army would march around the walls of Jericho. On the seventh day of their seventh march, the walls came tumbling down.


The spies whom Rahab had protected went to her house and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brother, and all that she had; a phrase that is used two times in the text purposely. Purposely, because Rahab spent time with her family, friends, and anyone she knew, pleading and persuading them to come to the place of safety. Come with me if you want to live, was her great act of love.




Rahab was to be an ancestor of Jesus. Jesus is not ashamed of her. Her sacrificial life would lead to the saving and forever blessing of billions of people because of what her descendant, the Lord Jesus Christ, would accomplish.


Kids, God uses sinful people. Almost every time Rahab is mentioned in the Scripture, Rahab’s name is attached to Rahab’s sin, which only magnifies the grace of God in her salvation. The beauty of this story has two scarlet threads running through it—Rahab is like us and like Christ.


Rahab is like us because the greatness of the gospel tells us we are all wretched sinners and yet saved by God’s amazing grace. So, God is not ashamed to be called your God because the great love with which He loved you is real.


Rahab is like Christ because in sending Christ, He sent a rescuer to free us from sin and judgment. Rahab saved people.


Our lesson? God not only restores us but takes our mistakes and failures into His saving plan and brings good out of them. Moses, David, Isaiah, Elijah, Paul, Peter, and Rahab all experienced this. People need to know that. Let’s tell them!



With all my love in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Joe