By Charles Curtis
Alexander the Great, with his arm, captured a
small village. The citizens of the village were brought before
Alexander at which time their future was determined.
There appeared before him a young man, his bride
and his bride's mother. As they stood before Alexander, the young
man was asked, "What would you give for your life?" upon which he
replied, "I would give all my gold and silver, Sir."
Then Alexander asked, "What would you give for
the life of your wife?" upon which he replied, "I would give my
life, Sir." Alexander said, "Let them go free."
As they left, the mother asked the daughter, "Did
you see the golden coat Alexander had on?" "No," replied the
daughter, "I could only see the one who said, 'I would die for
As we run the Christian race, we must keep our
eyes on the one who died for us.
Pulpit Helps, date unknown