Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
I came across this short article today and had to give it a mention.
Like many Americans, James Alton Barbour, Jr. loved to spend time in the water. Its summertime in North Carolina and for those of you who have never been there, it's hot.
James and his little sister were playing in the pool when Alona strayed into the deep end of the pool and began struggling to stay afloat. James made a quick decision and pushed his kid sister to the shallow end – saving her life.
James, however, was not so fortunate. He lost his footing, slipped, and drowned after having saved his sister.
If you've already clicked over to the story than you know why I had to give James a mention today. James is six-years-old. His sister Alona is three. Even at that tender young age, James saw what had to be done and did it. He loved his little sister and gave his life that she might live. Never let it be said that kids don't understand far more than we give them credit for.
Godspeed, little James.
Here endeth the lesson.