An advocate who asks for nothing in return

Some years ago Gladys Kidd offered her services as a cook, maid or housekeeper for ten years, free of charge, to any lawyer who could keep her husband from being executed for a murder he did not commit. Vincent Hallinan, a San Francisco lawyer, took up the offer and defended Robert Kidd, and was able to prove that the murdered antique dealer had not been killed by the blood stained sword on which the accused’s fingerprints were found – those prints being there because Kidd had once toyed with it while visiting the shop. The result was he got Robert Kidd freed. He also refused Gladys Kidd’s offer of ten years’ servitude.
His story reminds me of that great Bible teaching that we also have an advocate who represents us before God – Jesus – who asks for nothing in return but our love.

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