Next week, people all over the world will remember that fateful Easter Sunday in 1912, when the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg, losing more than two-thirds of her passengers and crew to the icy depths of the North Atlantic. In the midst of the chaos that ensued as the Titanic began its descent into the depths, there is one man who continued sharing the hope of the gospel in the midst of the despair.
Minister John harper was on his way to Chicago to become pastor of Moody Church. John might have been amongst the 705 survivors, had he not given his life jacket to another passenger. Some time later, one of the survivors would report that John Harper continued calling on passengers to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation until the last, when his own body sank into the water and his soul went up to heaven.
Is your life marked by hopelessness and despair? You may in fact identify with the passengers on the RMS Titanic, with fear and tragedy abounding all around you. Just as John Harper and others sacrificed their own lives for the 705 passengers, who would reach New York on the RMS Carpathia. Today there is a person, who was willing to sacrifice His own life in order to rescue you from your own “sinking ship.” His message rings as true today as it did one hundred years ago when John Harper yelled it out from the icy waters of the North Atlantic, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved!”
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