This past week, the world saw an example of incredible sacrifice.
Fourteen-year-old Aitzaz Bangash was on his way to school in northwestern Pakistan when he and his classmates spotted a man hiding a bomb underneath a school uniform. When the man asked directions to the school, Aitzaz (A-zaz) knew for sure that he meant to bring death and destruction to him and his classmates.
While the other students backed away from the suicide bomber, Aitzaz followed him and challenged him. When the man didn’t stop his approach to the school, Ait-zaz tackled the man at the school gate. There at the gate, the suicide bomber’s bomb went off. He was killed. Ait-zaz was also killed.
Ait-zaz’s brave actions — and his death — prevented the deaths of dozens of students that day.
Ait-zaz’s actions are a modern-day picture of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ paid for all men so that they would not have to die and go to hell.The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to be the Savior of the world. Jesus came to save us from the consequences of sin,which is Hell. In His work as a Savior, Jesus Christ, took our place offering His own life as a sacrifice.
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth (or showed) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” In John 15:13, Jesus Christ said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Dozens of children were able to live another day because of Ait-zaz’s sacrifice.
Jesus Christ laid down His life so that you and I can live forever in Heaven with God But, we cannot gain this eternal life unless we make a decision to accept this gift of salvation. Allow me to show you how you can accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
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