God loves you! God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. (John 3:16) God has a wonderful plan for your life! I say this because I know what I am planning for you, says the Lord. ―I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Because of our sin, we are separated from God and His plan for our life. Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23)
Our sins lead us to death; the exact opposite of what God offers us life! The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Although we deserved the punishment for our sins, Jesus Christ took our place! He took our suffering upon Himself and felt our pain for us. We saw his suffering and thought God was punishing him. But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, and we are healed because of his wounds. We all have wandered away like sheep; each of us has gone his own way. (Isaiah 53:4- 6)
By taking our place on the cross, Jesus Christ offers us the free gift of salvation. It is a gift that He wants us to accept. How do you accept this gift?
1) Recognize that you are need of forgiveness.
2) Confess your sins to God.
3) Repent of your sins.
4) Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died and rose again for your sins.
5) Pray to God asking Him to forgive you of your sins and asking Him to become Lord of your heart and life.
6) Rejoice your salvation and live the rest of your days for Jesus Christ.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it"