Sacrifice

56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? (illustration)

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army, anoth …

The Mother Who Protected Her Son - David Lloyd George (illustration)

Many years ago, a young mother was making her way on foot across the hills of South Wales, carrying her infant son. A blinding blizzard overtook the pair, and the mother never reached her destination. Searchers found her lifeless body, with the baby snuggled beneath her, warm and …

Lambie Went to India As a Medical Missionary (illustration)

Dr. Thomas Lambie went to Ethiopia as a medical missionary. He wanted to buy land for a mission station. An Ethiopian law said that no land could be sold to foreigners. Because Dr. Lambie had great love for Christ and the Ethiopians, he gave up his American citizenship and became …

A mother gives her life for her son (illustration)

I once heard the story of a lonely woman walking home in a cold snow storm. The storm became so intense that the woman decided to lay down in the hollow of a rock. There she covered her tiny baby boy with every ounce of clothing she had on. When the rescuers found the mother …

Soldier Shall Live Because of Lover’s Sacrifice (illustration)

During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. The execution was to take place at the ringing of the evening curfew bell. However, the bell did not sound. The soldier’s fiancee had climbed into the belfry …

Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s Mother Saved His Life (illustration)

Many years ago, a young mother was making her way on foot across the hills of South Wales, carrying her infant son. A blinding blizzard overtook the pair, and the mother never reached her destination. Searchers found her lifeless body, with the baby snuggled beneath her, wa …

A Mother Gives Her Life For Her Baby (illustration)

Many years ago, a young mother was making her way on foot across the hills of South Wales, carrying her infant son. A blinding blizzard overtook the pair, and the mother never reached her destination. Searchers found her lifeless body, with the baby snuggled beneath her, warm and …

Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington D.C. (illustration)

Consider the Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC. When people visit the wall, they remember the events that took place when we were fighting in Vietnam. Even those who weren’t alive at the time are moved as they see name after name of individual soldiers who laid down their lives fig …

The Story of That First Psalm Sunday (illustration)

When I consider the story of that first Palm Sunday, I am struck by the thought that...A coat might not be worth much after a donkey walks on it. In a crowd like that there was no guarantee that once you laid it down you were ever going to get it back. For some reason, the text l …

A Sacrifice Hurts (illustration)

Several years ago, there was a song on Christian radio that said, “We bring a sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord.” It had a happy, upbeat tune. Listening to it, I had the feeling that the singers were intrigued by the words but had not personally experienced …