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The Value of life

Posted about about 1 month ago by Peny

Do you know anyone who looks so much like someone else that people get them mixed up? Maybe they’re identical twins. Well, that happened a lot to Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, characters in Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities.

That story takes place during the French revolution. Darnay was a wealthy French aristocrat arrested and scheduled to be executed by the poor people who took over Paris. But Carton, a British lawyer who had wasted his life, traded places with Darnay. He was killed instead so that Darnay could escape. What an amazing sacrifice!

Sacrifice is a topic we hear a lot about in the Bible. People in the Old Testament sacrificed animals, and Jesus sacrificed Himself to pay for the sins of the world. In today’s episode, we also meet a pastor in South Korea who makes personal sacrifices for abandoned children with special needs.

In “The Drop Box,” Pastor Rhee gives his money, time and heart to the children God has sent him to adopt. He is sacrificing his life for them every day, living out Romans 12:1, which says, “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.” That verse doesn’t mean we have to die for someone else. It means we have to live for them. We honor God when we unselfishly serve others. And as Pastor Rhee learned, those acts of love can have a wonderful domino effect that only God could arrange.