Why He Came
| During a flood along
the big river a small boy clung to the roof of a house. Cold, wet and
hungry he was spotted by a rescuer in a helicopter that promptly lowered a
basket to him into which he climbed and was lifted to safety. When he
thanked the man in the helicopter the man said, "It is for people
like you that I came."
Paul tells us that the Son of God came to this earth looking for people like us. "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners..." (1 Tim. 1:15). Who can doubt the love and mercy of God for sinful man?
What if the boy foolishly refused to get into the lowered basket? So many today refuse the salvation Christ offers. You probably know several people who presently do that. Would it not be the thing to do to remind them why Christ came into the world? In sin man is in a far worse condition than on a roof during a flood.