Many years ago a sailor at sea fell overboard. Someone quickly threw a rope to the man, who caught hold of it just before the ship passed by him. He knew that he must hold on to the rope with all of his might if he was to survive the ordeal.

His fellow sailors finally managed to pull him back on board the ship. Even after he had safely reached the deck, his hands remained firmly attached to the rope. When he finally let go, the man had fibers from the rope embedded in his hands! Such was his eagerness to cling to the one object that could save him!

Jesus is the lifeline that God has provided to mankind. Drowning in our sin, we would be hopeless without Jesus. He is our only source of salvation. Let us cling to Jesus with all of our might!

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”—Romans 12:9


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