I hope you have heard about the titanic ship, John Harper was a preacher, born again Christian and one of the passenger traveled along with his six-year-old daughter Nana on April 14, 1912. At 11:40 p.m. on that night, ship hit the iceberg and the sea poured in which caused the ship to sink. John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat then He bent down and kissed his precious daughter, looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. Its important to note that John Harper was widowed soon after his marriage and Nana was raised by her father till her age 6 and then this incident happened.
John Harper sent her daughter in lifeboat but he preached the Gospel to unsaved people traveled in Titanic while titanic was sinking, he was swimming in the water leading people to Jesus. John Harper swam up to one young man who had claimed up on a piece of debris and asked “Are you saved?” The young man replied that he was not. Harper led many people to Christ that night, but this young man did not accept Jesus, then John Harper took off his life jacket and gave it to this young man and said “you need this more than I do..” and swam away to other people. Because, John Harper wanted this man to survive so that he will one day come to know our Lord Jesus and saved. A few minutes later Harper swim back to the same young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Praise God! Later that night, Harper went to be with the Lord.
But, this young man was on of the 6 people who got recued out of water that night. Four years later this young man who became Christian told everyone with tears in a meeting that how John Harper led him to Jesus, all glory to God! The last words of John Harper before going under in the freezing water were “”Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could know Jesus and saved from eternal death. I pray that this encourages you to share Gospel to unbelievers. Point unbeliever, Pray that their eyes be enlightened, Preach the Gospel. Harvest belongs to God, keep sowing the seed of Gospel anyway as God leads. Jesus loves us and He died for us! Let us be unashamed and unselfish to share the Gospel to unbelievers. God bless you!
Sources for this message: “The Titanic’s Last Hero” by Moody Press 1997