Hero, in a nutshell!

In 1976, Shavarsh Karapetyan, an armenian Olympic swimmer, had just completed a 12 mile run he saw a bus crash into a dam reservoir. The bus sank 80 ft offshore at a depth of 33 ft. Shavarsh immediately dove in and swam to the bus and despite zero visibility, managed to kick in the back window, injuring himself in the process. He proceeded to save 20 people trapped in the bus, one at a time, for hours. The combined effect of the cold water and his inquiries from breaking the glass window led to his hospitalization for 45 days after the incident, during which time he developed pneumonia, sepsis, and lung damage which ended his athletic career. For years, his story wasn’t known, until an article about the event identified him by name in 1982. In 1985, he happened to pass by a burning building and rushed inside, again saving people trapped inside one at a time until he collapsed. He was again hospitalized with severe burns and lung damage.

Just because you can…

just because you canAll things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.”

~~1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV

““I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.”

~~1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV

Each version of the bible contains within it an understanding you did not have before with respect to our God-given rights, what we are permitted to do, that which we should do, and that which we shouldn’t do!  Think before you act, for what is a right to you may be a stumbling block for your brother or sister in Christ, or one of those you may have converted if you hadn’t done something they considered wrong!