Quotes and Notes for the Day
THE MAN THAT DIED FOR ME
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.“ John 15:13
There are some stories that should never be allowed to die, and this is one of them – for it is a story of self-sacrificing love that has been often used to illustrate, the greater love of Him who for mankind gave himself to die.
on the shores of the beautiful lake of Lucerne lies the pretty little village of Stans. Visitors land there from the steamboats to ascend the Stauzerhore, one of the famous view-points of that district. A little above it on the hillside lies the village of Sempach, once the scene of a great decisive battle. It was fought on the 9th of July 1386, and a fine monument now stands in the village, not only to commemorate the victory, but especially the heroic deed it called forth. The Austrians had for centuries been the oppressors of the Swiss, and many and fierce have been the battles fought before they could cast off the yoke and gain their longed-for freedom.
The Austrians were led that day by Duke Leopoid, and came on in battle array with long spears, which they held in serried unbroken ranks as they advanced, thus forming a solid phalanx which it was difficult to break. Things looked desperate for the confederate Swiss, when a man of Unterwalden, a brave and true man called, Arnoid Von Winkelried formed the resolution by a desperate act of self-denial to make a way through those fearful ranks for his friends. First he commended his wife and little ones to the care of his comrades and then bade them to be ready to take advantage of the gap he was about to make in the enemy’s line.
Then rushing towards the Austrians, he swept together and gathered in his arms as many spears as he could reach, only of course, to be pierced by many of them. A mighty rush followed, as his comrades, taking advantage of the grand heroism of their friend, broke the enemy’s line and swept them before them. Unable to reform their rank to re-form their ranks they turned and fled. Their leader, Duke Leopold, was involved in the disaster, and was found at even dead upon the battlefield. It was nobly done and though 500 and more years have passed, his name and memory have not been allowed to die.
We can think of many in history who have offered themselves for others: the sacrifices of this magnitude was the height of heroism. Stories of this nature illustrates an aspect of that great sacrifice of Christ at Calvary’s Cross. This is the soul of greatness and goodness in all ages. Friend, for God to force any innocent person to suffer for the sins of another would be unjust and in the extreme. God did not compel Christ, but He freely offered himself for us; and the only meanness or injustice is, not to love him and serve him for it will all of our hearts.
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angles for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor that he by the grace of God should test death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9
Friends, Memorials are a nation’s scars: a nation without scars is a nation without a history.
Remember this, that ” True religion makes you love your country”!!
Happy Remembrance Day for All Our Canadian Friends!!!
From the Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour!!
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
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