Nov 28 – A Father’s Final Act

13 year old girl Gracie Johnson said her father, Dwayne Johnson, 46, shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail. Rescuers dug her out of the rubble after a slide. When the huge boulders were coming down on top of them Gracie’s father covered her up and protected her, which saved her life. In the tragic incident, Gracie’s parents and sister and two cousins were killed. What a selfless sacrificial act by this father, saving his own daughter. But there was an even greater sacrifice which our Savior performed for us all. Paul wrote of it in his letter to the Romans, saying, “…perhaps for a good man, someone would dare to die. But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” No matter how we have lived, Christ loves us and His arms of love and forgiveness are always open to receive us.

Pastor Alex Rockwell