In the Academy Award winning movie, Saving Private Ryan, 8 soldiers set out across the French countryside in the days following D-Day. Their mission is to find one soldier, Private Ryan, deliver his discharge order, and get him back to safety and home. By the end of the mission, only two of the team members survived. Six of the men that originally set out to save Private Ryan sacrificed their lives so he would be saved.
Some may say, “That’s crazy… to sacrifice many just to save one.”
It sounds crazy… unless you are that one.
We were all that one.
The Bible says that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The theme song from our TV program, Ron Phillips from Abba’s House, has the following lyrics:
Wherever you’ve been
Or what you’ve been through
The Father is waiting for you
If any one of us as individuals had been the only one needing to be saved, Jesus still would have gone through the torture, the pain, the anguish, and the death… just to save the one.
Just to save you.
He thought you were worth it… and He still does.