Looking Unto Him

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Years ago the discovery of rich silver mines at Leadville, Colorado, caused intense excitement. Thousands rushed into the area by stagecoach, the only conveyance possible for travel through the dangerous mountains.
A party from Denver was formed to go together to seek their fortunes. The group of twenty men crowded into a rickety old stagecoach and tried to follow the mountain trail. Fallen boulders in the way and breakdowns in their conveyance delayed them. When they reached Mosquito Pass and looked down upon the lights of Leadville, it was already dusk.
The coachman dared not attempt to drive down that steep and narrow road in the dark of night. The situation was rendered more desperate by the bitter cold of that high altitude. They would freeze if they waited for morning. What should they do?
At last a tall passenger donned a white rubber mackintosh, or coat, and volunteered to walk down the center of the trail ahead of the horses so that he could be sighted by the driver.
Hour after hour they felt their way as the white-clad man stumbled along in the rough road ahead, and at last they reached their destination. But their leader was cut and bleeding from the difficulties he had encountered while guiding them to safety, and was chilled to the bone by the icy mountain air. Indeed, all would have perished but for this brave man who had risked his life every step of the way.
How like the blessed Lord Jesus who went all the way to Calvary and there was crucified for a world of sinful men! He traveled that rugged path of sorrow to point the new and living way to glory. His agony, His wounds and His shed blood were endured to save all who now believe and follow HIM.
Friend, will you accept HIM as your Savior, Shepherd and Guide? He has said: "And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me." John 12:3232And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (John 12:32).