Last night Holli & I watched the movie “Dunkirk.” The movie is about the time in WWII when the Germans had the English army trapped in the English Channel. In order to rescue the English army, Winston Churchill made an appeal for private vessels to help rescue the English and 330,00 English troops were rescued.
In one private vessel, the owner of the vessel saw a plane that was shot down. As he sailed toward the downed plane, his son didn’t want him to help the man. His Son said, “He may be dead.”
His Father replied, “But he may be alive.”
As they sailed toward the downed plane, they saw that the pilot was alive and was slowly sinking and couldn’t open his hatch. At the last minute, they broke the hatch open and the men swam to safety.
Think about the exchange between the Father and his son. The son said, “He may be dead. The Father replied, “but he may be alive.”
That is a picture of our world today. There are lots of people who are going through tough times. They may not be trapped in a plane slowly sinking but they are sinking due to personal problems, financial problems, marital problems etc…They are dead….to the world. No one wants to get involved and help them. But to Jesus, they may only have a little hope but they do have hope.
Today, someone needs your help. Someone is slowly sinking and needs someone to help them. To the world…they are dead…useless…they have screwed up their life….let them sink…But to Jesus and the Christian, there is hope and the person needs some help.
In the poem “The Touch Of The Master’s Hand,” there are these lines;
“Many a man with his life out of tune and battered and scarred by sin,
Has been auctioned off to a thankless crowd much like the old violin.
A mess of pottage, a glass of drink, a game and he travels on.
He’s going once, he’s going twice, going and almost gone.
But a thankless crowd never quite
Understands the worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought by the touch of the Master’s hand.”
Help someone today…