An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend. The chief did not reply, but slowly, gathered some sticks and bits of grass. He made a circle of them and in the circle he placed a caterpillar. Still silent, he struck a match and lit the sticks and grass. As the fire caught around the circle, the trapped caterpillar began to crawl around rapidly, seeking a way of escape. As the fire advanced, the helpless caterpillar raised its head as high as it could, and if it could have talk, it would have said, “My help can come only from above.” Then the chief stooped down and extended his finger to the caterpillar, who crawled up his finger to safety. “That,” said the chief, “was what the Lord Jesus did for me! I was lost in sin, my condition was hopeless, I was trapped. Then the Lord Jesus stooped down in love and mercy and drew me out of the horrible pit of sin and shame. How can I help but talk of His wondrous love and care?”
“According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration & renewing of the Holy Sprit” (Titus 3:5).