I was struck by an article in the news today. The story of a man in Joplin, Missouri, who covered his wife with his body during the tornado. He was able to save her life but he died before she could get him to an ambulance. I know that this is not an isolated incident and I’m always amazed to hear the stories of people who die to save others. My intention here is not to jump on the emotional bandwagon or exploit what must be a devastating loss for this woman and hundreds of others. But I was deeply touched by this story. It was a reminder of the great depths love is capable of.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
- John 15:13 (NIV)