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Tugboat Rescue Pictures Salvation

A tugboat accidentally pushed a barge into A railroad bridge. In the darkness no one could see the extent of the damage. Moments later, an Amtrak train, reached the bridge. Unaware of the damage, the train crossed the bridge at 70 mph. There were 210 passengers on board. As the weight of the train crossed the damaged bridge gave away. Three locomotive units and the first four of train’s eight passenger cars fell into the alligator infested water. They were able to save 163 persons. One rescue stands out. Gerry and Mary Chancey were waiting in a railcar with their 11 year old daughter. They pushed their young daughter through the window into the hands of a rescuer, and disappeared in the water. What a picture of our salvation, especially when you know that their daughter was imperfect by the world’s standards. She was born with cerebral palsy and needed help with even the most routine things. But she was so precious to her parents. And we too are imperfect–lives filled with mistakes and misjudgements, sin and helplessness. But we are still precious to Jesus–so precious that he sacrificed his life to save us. We remember that an perfect God sent his perfect Son to save an imperfect world."And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.” (Hebrews 5:9) SOURCE: Robert Tatum, Charlotte, North Carolina.