Our pastor used an analogy this morning that makes a lot of sense. I want to share it here.
President Bush gave a Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to a soldier by the name of Ross McGinnis. During the War in Iraq, he jumped on a grenade that had been thrown through the gunner’s hatch into his vehicle. His actions saved the lives of four members of his crew.
If you were one of the crew members whose life he saved by his death, how would you feel about him?
How would you talk about him?
If you visited his parents house, would you enter solemnly? Or would you go in being loud, kick your feet up on the table and demand they feed you?
Is your attitude toward Private McGinnis different than your attitude toward Jesus, who also died so that you can live?