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A few years ago, television news captured the drama of a brave man who gave his life for others.

A flight from Florida crashed into the icy waters of the Potomac River, a few feet short of the runway at National Airport. Within minutes, a rescue helicopter was at¬tempting to ladder-lift the survivors, whose limbs were frozen and paralyzed by the chilly waters.

Suddenly, a lone man dove into the frigid water and hoisted five people onto the ladder before disappearing beneath the waves.

He gave his life for those he did not know. Jesus gave his life for those He did know. That’s the amazing part

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” - Romans 5:6-8 (NLT)

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