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Corey    Posted 11-10-2003 at 07:33:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was once a man who opperated one of those bridges over a river that can be raised and lowered for the passing of ships and barges. This man had a son whom he loved with all his heart. Now, this son was about to have his 8th birthday and as his father was his greatest hero the present that the boy requested was to spend a day at his fathers job with his father. (After all who could be greater than his father, the man who controled the traffic on both the river and the highway?)
The day came and the father was well pleased that his son wanted to be with him, so they go to the mans job and he shows his son the bridge, the stairs leading to the control room, and the gear house that you could look down into as you climbed the stairs to the control room. The first part of the day passed so quickly with the sons pride in his daddy increasing with each ship that passed. Finaly lunch time came and father and son sat by the rivers edge and ate their lunch together, talking about things that fathers and sons talk about, when the father suddenly realises that he has just three minutes before the bridge controls must be started for a scheduled ship to come through. The man jumps to his feet and tells his son to stay where he is and he would be right back to get him, he then runs up the stairs, settles into the seat in front of the controls with 30 seconds left to spare when he hears his son let out a startled yell. The man looks for his son only to find that the young child had followed him up the stairs, slipped and fell dirrectly into the gear house right onto the huge gears that opperated the workings of this bridge. Now, many things go through this mans mind, such as; maybe the ship will be late and I still yet have time, perhaps I can jump down into the gear house and save my son and still save the ship. The man looks up to see an approaching ship carrying many passengers and he has a split second choice to make, either the life of his son whom he loves at his own hand or the lives of hundreds of passengers aboard this ship. The man with tears streaming down his face, choking on sobbs of grief activates the controls and hears the cries of his one and only son whom he loves more than his own life come to a stop. The ship full of passengers passes by and the man sees people reading their newspapers, sipping cups of tea or just idely watching the scenery as if nothing had taken place. The man with broken heart and grief stricken soul screams at the passing people (though they cannot hear him), Do you know what I just did for you?!?! Do you even Care!!??

Tell me,who is this story about?
Do you know what he did for you? Do you even care?

Ron,Ar    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:48:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
He did it for far more than a boatload of folks, He did it for all of us, for all time.

ratface    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:47:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
substitute this in your story:

He had a split second to make the decision, but knew that his son would rise from the dead. So he threw the switch.

It's a nice story but not that difficult of a decision.

Corey    Posted 11-10-2003 at 09:36:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Of course no analogy is ever perfect when dealing with a subject which is of course by its (His) nature perfect. Each and every person will indeed rise from the dead regardless of what they do or do not believe, so by the same logic why would a man fight against death, except of course that deep in his heart and mind he knows that he will be accountable for his life?
The grief as it pertains to God is actualy the injustice that man does to the death of His risen Son. Example: Ecclisiastes 4:15-16 "I saw all the living who walk under the sun; they were with the second youth (Jesus) who stands in His place. There was no end of all the people over whom He was made King; yet those who come afterward will not rejoice in Him. Surely this is vanity ang grasping for the wind."
You see, the choice was not hard to make based on whether or not He would live again, but rather the response that you may choose to make.
Hebrews 10:29 "Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?"

Stan ETenn    Posted 11-11-2003 at 08:41:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I believe the agony of the cross wasn't physical death but that Jesus took on the sins of the world. I have tried to comprehend this but am overwhelmed each time I try. I have trouble dealing with just one mans' sin. What a savior!!

Corey    Posted 11-11-2003 at 12:31:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
well put, thank you.

but while he hung there    Posted 11-10-2003 at 08:50:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
the weight of the world was on his shoulders. No peaceful death for him.

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