If my death would restore someone I love to Christ,
I would willingly lay down my last heartbeat.
Especially if it was one of my children.
Christ's death on the cross proved that our God
will do whatever it takes to rescue us from an eternity in hell.
The gauntlet question is thrown down at the feet of each person:
What will it take to rescue you?
How miserable will you have to get in your sin before you will turn back
to your Heavenly Father who loves you with an Everlasting Love?
Now it is a rare event when someone gives up his life even for the sake of
somebody righteous, although possibly for a truly good person one might
have the courage to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in that
the Messiah died on our behalf while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:7-8 (CJB)
“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until
the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke
by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
Acts 3:17-19 (CJB)