Andres Soto Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, wanted to become a counselor for at-risk and violent kids. He had been a member of a gang when he was younger, but he later decided that wasn’t a good path for him. Andres hoped to help other young men make good choices. Unfortunately, he will never have that opportunity. On December 7, 2015, Soto was shot to death by a 15-year-old who has been charged with murder in the shooting. What a tragic irony! He was killed by the very type of person he had hoped to help!
There is similar irony in the way Jesus died. He came to earth to save us, yet he was sentenced to death by the very people he came to save.
“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.”—John 1:11.
“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.”—Acts 3:15.