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In New York City, a drunk man dropped his shoe down onto the train tracks at the Staten Island Railway and climbed down to retrieve it. When Steven Santiago saw him struggling to get off the tracks, he jumped down and helped the man to safety. Unfortunately, Santiago himself was struck by the train, and tonight he’s fighting for his life in critical condition.
The reason the drunk man was struggling was due to his sin of drunkenness, and a sober man, one who had not committed this man’s sin, jumped down to save him. Sounds analogous to God the Son who came down to sinful humanity through taking on a human nature, while remaining fully God. He is One Person with a fully human nature and a fully divine nature. By acting through His human nature, God the Son saved us from God’s wrath, even though He did not commit our sin(s). He saved us by taking God’s punishment toward our sin. He died for our sins, but then conquered death three days later. All those who come to God through Him will be saved from death as well, both temporal and eternal death.
God’s train is coming for sinners. Are you safely hidden in Christ? Has He taken God’s punishment for you to where you no longer fear God’s eternal wrath? If not, you are on the train tracks in a drunken stupor and God’s train of righteous judgment is headed toward you. Won’t you sober up, believe and trust in Christ alone for your salvation today?
Finally, I pray for Steven Santiago’s temporal and eternal life, that he knows God through Christ. I also pray for this drunk man, that he quickly repents and trusts in Christ alone for his salvation.
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