Many years ago, an old sea captain shared one of the most thrilling events that he had experienced at sea. It happened when a sailor lost his balance and fell into the sea. Immediately the cry went out, “Man overboard!” The other sailors rushed to offer help, knowing the seriousness of the situation. The odds of being able to turn the ship around and locate a man in the open sea were not good. Someone threw a rope toward the man, and he was able to grab hold of it just before the ship sailed past him.
They were able to pull him back on board, but the desperate sailor had grasped the line so tightly that the fibers of the rope had become imbedded in his hand! He knew that it was the only thing that could save him, so he had held on for dear life.
The Bible says this about Jesus—“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
Jesus is the life line that God has given us struggling sinners. Shouldn’t we hold on to him for dear life?