May 12th, 2019 - Heroes
Revelation 7:9-17
George E. Knowles in his book A WORLD TO LOVE tells a dramatic story about an Italian fisherman named John Napolii. Napolii was returning with his catch of fish one foggy morning in 1955. He piloted his boat beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, into San Francisco harbor. What he saw next horrified him. There were people everywhere in the water. A hospital ship, The Netherlands, had collided with an oil tanker. People were shouting, "Help me! Save me! I'm drowning!"

John Napolii carefully guided his fishing vessel to a cluster of drowning men. Quickly he began to pull them aboard one by one. Soon the small fishing boat was overcrowded. And John Napolii made one of the hardest decisions of his life. He knew that the lives of those men were far more important than his small fortune of fish. Within minutes he dumped his entire cargo of 2,000 pounds of fish, worth thousands of dollars, into the waters of San Francisco Bay and pulled more than 70 people aboard his boat.

As far as this Italian fisherman was concerned there was something more important than profits--and that was people. In my book, that makes John Napolii a hero.


Are you a hero? Are you sure? Lets get together tomorrow and talk about heroes. 


God Bless, 

Pastor Mark

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