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He Took Your Bullet for You


She was one of those non-descript people you’d never take for a hero. She taught English in a middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. But one thing people knew about Shannon Wright was that she loved her children. And one day, when two boys began shooting at their schoolmates, Shannon Wright stepped between the bullets and her students. She literally gave her life for them. And today there is a student who is alive in Jonesboro, Arkansas, because his teacher loved him more than she loved her own life.


Now, how do think that student reacted when he attended her funeral? Do you think he just said, “Well, that’s sorta interesting. I’m real glad she did what she did.” Or, “Let’s take a picture so we can hang it on our wall.”


Of course not! I’ll tell you what happened. There’s a student in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and there’s a mother in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and there’s a daddy in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and when they looked into that casket there was one thought racing through their minds: “Don’t you ever forget the price that was paid so that you could have a today and a tomorrow.”


Friend, Jesus took your bullet for you. Why? Because you are headed for destruction and need a Savior. The Bible says that we have all sinned against God. Jesus said that if we lust, we commit adultery in our heart. He said that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder. We sin when we fail to put God first in our lives, giving preference instead to people, possessions, and activities. Above all, we make a god in our image by trusting in ourselves, our abilities, our goodness to solve our problems.


But Jesus provided a way for us to be saved. He gave His life so that we could have not only another day but eternal life with Him forever. He took our punishment upon Himself and then rose from the dead, defeating death. The moment we repent of our sins and trust in Him for salvation, God will forgive us and grant us the gift of eternal life.


You may be saying, “Dave, I don’t need a Savior. I can make it on my own.” Oh no you can’t. Look at yourself. You’re not making it on your own now. You can’t make it on your own in time, and you certainly can’t make it on your own in eternity. Repent and trust Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord today.


Remember, He took your bullet for you. He truly loves you.


If you have any questions, please contact me. I am available to answer any questions you might have.




Dave Black