Some years ago a plane crashed into an ice-cold river. Television cameras recorded the heroic attempts of one man to help with the rescue by plunging into the river to drag survivors from the wreckage. After one person had been pulled to safety he returned for another. He never came back to the shore. For thousands watching on television that man was a hero, but for the person he rescued he was much, much more. He was a saviour. The same is true about every Christian’s attitude to Jesus.
Stephen Gaukroger, It Makes Sense, p.113