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“What We Are Worth To God”

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Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Matthew 20:28.

A simple man lived on the coast and there was nothing he liked more than sailing. Every free minute he used to go out to sea. He had good knowledge about wind and weather, knots and fishing.

One day he took his 10-year-old son and his friend of the same age sailing. Having a fantastic time they went out to sea. Suddenly a strong storm arose, charging violently against the sailboat.

Far from the saving coast the boat began to sink and the man and the two children fell into the sea. The only thing that the man could take with him was a rope. A wave took him to a buoy, where he managed to hold on.

At a distance the children drifted away but with the rope he could only save one of them. He knew that his son knew Jesus Christ and loved him. He also knew that his son's friend was not a Christian. What should I do?

A terrible pain must have broken his heart. He shouted to his son, “I love you” and threw the rope to his friend, who was saved. The body of his son was never found.

God has done that for us, He has thrown us the rope to save us, and He has let His Son die in our place.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. – Romans 5:6-9.

- Jaime Restrepo