A Strange Rescue
In 1569, Anabaptist Dirck Willems was running for his life across a frozen lake. When his pursuer broke through the ice, Willems went back to save him. He was captured, and burned at the stake. “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:6-8). The hand you extend to help an enemy may get bitten. But that’s the cost of love.