Deep in every person’s heart are the questions, what is the purpose of life? Who created me? What is going to happen to me after I die? Is there a God? Friends there is GOOD NEWS. The Bible says in John 3:16-17 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” You might be thinking why did he give his only Son? Who is his Son? What does eternal life mean? To save the world from what? Friends history is filled with HIS-STORY. God created the whole world in the beginning and He also created mankind in his own image. You did not evolve from bacteria or animals you were created. When he created man he instructed them to eat off whatever tree they liked except one tree. The serpent or deceiver, Satan, then came and deceived the first people God created Adam and Eve to go against God’s command and they were deceived. Because of that act of disobedience, the relationship mankind had with God was separated. Sin (turning away from God and disobeying the teachings and commandments of God) then dominated man. As generations went by people kept disobeying God their creator and choosing to do as they pleased. God however never gave up on man even though man worshiped other gods that they created. God’s love drove him to send his ONLY son Jesus Christ into the world to save the world and undo the disobedience of the first man. Jesus became man through a divine intervention; the creator became part of his creation to save it from what destroyed it. Sin had to be paid for. Jesus gave his life for all mankind to save us from the wages of sin, which was death. Although he was sinless and innocent he took man’s place and exchanged his life for all man who would believe in him. Jesus himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. The only way the man’s relationship can be restored with God is through Jesus Christ. The Good News is that you don’t need to work to restore a relationship with the creator. You don’t have to do religious ceremonies and follow religious customs for God to forgive you for your disobedience. You cannot buy this restoration and you cannot earn it. It is a gift that was fully paid through Jesus’ death on the cross. He made a way for all humanity. There is HOPE. The only requirement for you to receive this awesome gift is for you to believe and receive. You don’t need to change your ways before you come to your heavenly father. He wants you to come to him as you are. Jesus came not to condemn you, but rather to set you free from all your bondages and give you rest from weariness. Friends Jesus assures everyone who believes in him to have eternal life, so death is not the end. The meaning, purpose and emptiness of life can only be found in Jesus Christ. It is the best news that you will ever hear. Will you accept and believe this good news? Simply pray the following prayer and receive SALVATION (spiritual rescue from sin and death)!
Prayer: Jesus I accept your finished work on the cross. I know that I am a sinner, a person who disobeyed your ways and did it my own way. Today I ask you to be my Lord and Saviour and rescue me from the penalty of sin. I believe that you died for me to set me free and I want to follow you from this day forward. I give you my heart and life and I completely surrender to you. I thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. Thank you for loving me and never giving up on me. I love you Jesus. Amen!
If you just prayed the prayer above, congratulations, you are now part of God’s family and a follower of Christ. Get a bible and start discovering who God is and what he desires for you. Attend a local church so you may grow and understand God’s word. Know that you can always talk to God through prayer. He is always within you and you can put your full trust in him. May God bless you and protect you.