by | Jun 9, 1998 | Salvation

On December 1, 1958 a fire broke out at the foot of a stairway in the Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago. The fire quickly raged out of control; it cut off any normal escape routes. Ninety grade school children died in that fire. A little boy was in a second story window–the newspapers had a photo of him. The boy’s father was down below, yelling to him to jump into his arms. The boy could see the fire racing toward him from behind, but he refused to jump. Then, in one awful moment, the boy disappeared. He was one of the victims.

He didn’t have to die. If only he had jumped into the arms that were waiting to save him. Tragically, so many people have made that same awful mistake when it comes to Jesus Christ.

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