It really wasnâ€™t blind faith nor wasÂ it a leap into the unknown. It was aÂ deliberate rescue act. The danger aboveÂ was immediate and deadly; the strongÂ willing arms below were beckoningÂ and trustworthy. There was no otherÂ way to safety.
The tranquility of a quiet GermanÂ neighbourhood was shattered whenÂ an apartment building erupted intoÂ flames and billowing smoke. TheÂ stairwell was engulfed in flames.Â The need to rescue the people in theÂ building was urgent. On the third floorÂ one terror-filled family stood helplesslyÂ at a window. Fire fighters, policemenÂ and on-lookers gathered on the streetÂ below.
Erdal Calar looked at his 8-monthÂ old nephew held tightly in his motherâ€™sÂ arms. Was that the safest place forÂ little Onur? Forty feet below, anÂ unidentified policeman held his armsÂ open wide in readiness to catch theÂ infant. Mr. Calar said: â€œI saw the copÂ with his arms outstretched holding hisÂ jacket like a safety net. I kissed OnurÂ one last time, and then I let him fall.â€
Onur fell into the arms of theÂ policeman. Would he have lived hadÂ his uncle not taken such dramaticÂ action? Sadly, some others in thatÂ family circle did not survive. But OnurÂ was saved because a caring uncleÂ trusted the arms of a policeman.
Have you ever realized the dangerÂ you are in spiritually? A disease mayÂ take you to the grave but your sins willÂ take you to Hell. There is nothing moreÂ urgent in your life just now than to beÂ rescued from your sins. The danger isÂ very real! Sadly, many die in their sinsÂ and never make it to safety.
Uncle Erdal did not hurl his littleÂ nephew out into the dark, not knowingÂ what would happen. He saw a policemanÂ below who was able, willing andÂ waiting to catch the infant. He put hisÂ faith in a person – the policeman.
Spiritual salvation is not a leap intoÂ the dark, nor is it blind faith. Are youÂ willing to put your faith in a personÂ whose name is Jesus? His arms wereÂ opened wide upon the cross becauseÂ of His love for perishing people. TheyÂ remain open to you right now. HeÂ is not only willing, but He is able toÂ save you today. He is worthy of yourÂ absolute and immediate trust.
The Bible says that when sinnersÂ were perishing and had absolutely noÂ strength to help or save themselves,Â Christ the Saviour paid the penalty forÂ their sins by His death upon the crossÂ (Romans 5:6). Are you willing just nowÂ to trust Him as your Saviour?
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