Nothing comes from
nothing. The world can't just come from nowhere and for no reasons. There
is a God who created this world. When we look at a watch, it is so complex
and purposeful and we know that someone must have created it. Similarly,
by looking at the complex structures of our body and other living things,
we know that there must be a Designer, a Creator.
there is a Creator, we don't seem to know Him. On one hand,
He is invisible; on the other hand, we are all separated from Him.
It is like two little boys playing
with toys in their room, shutting the door to their father. Although their
toys, their food, their room, and their house were all
bought by their father, and even the very lives of these two boys
come from their father, the two
sons, however, can choose to focus on playing with their toys and
willfully ignore their father as if he were not there. Likewise, you and
I can focus on our own lives and ignore the God who created the
world and us.
only do we ignore Him when we focus only on our own lives, but also we,
living without God,
become self-centered. Self-centeredness breeds greed, lies, ungodliness,
cheating, violence, and even murder
and other evils. The Bible calls
our separation from God as well as
these evil thoughts and deeds "Sin". Because God is holy, God
will bring justice to earth because of Sin. When God's judgment comes,
we would all perish due to our sin.
However, this is not the fate
that God wants for us.
created us not for judgment, but for our good because He loves us. Just as a father
would give up his life to save his young child in danger, God came down to
earth, that is Jesus, and died on
the Cross for us. The reason that Jesus died on the Cross is to take
all the punishment that we deserve onto Himself, so that we do not
have to perish. That means Jesus died for you and me, and, in this way,
God forgives all of our sin and
gives us eternal life.
Jesus came and died on the Cross almost two thousand years ago, but
not everyone is forgiven. God's
forgiveness is like a gift, a present. If there is a gift especially for
you, even if your name is written on it, you must take it into your
hands and receive it for it to be yours. Otherwise, no matter how
expensive it is, it will not have any meaning for you.
is willing to forgive our sin through the death of Jesus on the Cross,
because He loves you. We must receive this gift of forgiveness in order to
have our sins forgiven. This gift
is ready, and you can receive it now. Jesus said, "I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will
come in and eat with him, and he with me."
If you are willing to receive God's forgiveness, you can just pray
to Him and invite Jesus to come
into your heart and forgive your sin, and He will. Then you
will become His child, a Christian, and thus receive eternal life.
Are you willing? If so, you can pray to Jesus to invite Him into your
heart. Pray like this:
Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I now
invite you to come in my
heart and accept You as my Savior and Lord. Please forgive all my sins, take control of my
life, and make me the kind of person You want
me to be.
Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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