According to Doug Batchelor in his book,
Broken Chains, "There's a story about two Filipino
brothers, identical twins, who lived in Manila and
made their living by driving jeepneys, Filipino taxis.
Though they were twins and had similar jobs, they
lived very different lives. One was married and had
children; the other was single. Then one day, the
married brother accidentally struck and killed a
tourist with his taxi. Accused of reckless driving,
the twin was sentenced to twenty years in the
notorious Manila prison—a devastating fate that would leave his wife and children without an income.
"One day, his twin came to visit him in prison.
He said, 'Brother, your family desperately needs you. Put on my clothes and take my visitor's pass and I will put on your prison uniform and serve the rest of your sentence. Go to your family.' So, while the guards were not looking, the twins exchanged clothes, and the married brother walked out of the prison unchallenged. Do you think the twin who was freed could ever stop thinking about the sacrifice that his brother made in trading places with him?"
Though having limitations it is still a powerful
illustration of what Jesus Christ did for you and me
2,000 years ago when he exchanged places with you and me and died in our place on the cross of Calvary. He did this out of his great love for us to pay the penalty for all of our sins, so we could be freely forgiven by God and receive his gift of eternal life in Heaven to be with him forever.
If you have never thanked Jesus for dying in your place to pay the penalty for your sins and accepted God's gift of forgiveness and eternal life, We urge you to do this today.
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