A man from London, on vacation in France, caught the Olympic fever. He announced the grandiose plan to swim to America carrying the Olympic flame across the Atlantic. The distance is 3600 miles. He fell just a little bit short. Only 300 yards offshore lifeguards rescued him.
Much like a person’s attempt to achieve salvation apart from God, he fell short of the goal. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Week August 10, 2012 p. 4
Romans 3:23 (HCSB) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”