“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
On June 1, 2021, Wang Hongxu, age 35, a primary school teacher in Chongqing, China was taking his 3-year-old son for a walk. The PE teacher was near the Yangtze River when he saw 2 drowning children.
Without a thought for his own safety, he dashed into the water as he heard their cries for help. With the help of nine other people, who formed a rescue chain by holding hands in the water, the exhausted Wang, who was the last in the chain, saved both children but was unable to save himself. He was swept away by the torrent.
Police officers soon arrived at the scene for an emergency search and rescue. Wang was found dead in nearby waters the next day.
One witness said that Wang might have been able to make it back to shore if he had stopped the rescue effort after saving the first child, the girl, but he insisted on trying to save the boy out of the water also.
Wang’s widow said: “I'm fortunate to have met such a good man like him but unfortunate to realize that our time together was so short.”
We, who accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, are alive today because He died for us. Today in prayer, thank Christ for His death on the Cross.
“There are some sciences that may be learned by the head, but the science of Christ crucified can only be learned by the heart.” – Charles H. Spurgeon
“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit” – 1 Peter 3:18