Today is Good Friday, the day we celebrate and mourn the bitter-sweet death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He died such a terrible death, for us. He died so we could have eternal life. He died so that we could know the Father and be one with Him. He died because He loves us. He died for everyone that has ever been born and everyone that will be born. But the only way to have what He gave His life for is to receive it. You see, God created this world and everything in it. He was the beginning. He is holy, and He created this world holy in the beginning. But the first two humans (Adam and Eve) sinned, and passed this down to all their descendants, including you and me.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23, ESV
But because God loves us, He had a plan from the very beginning to save us. He sent His son, Jesus, to the earth to save us all.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8, ESV
Because our sin is totally against God, we can’t be with Him unless this barrier is broken.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23, ESV
This is why Jesus died for us. And this is why you can only be saved through Christ. How do you receive this gift that Jesus died to give? You pray. You admit your sins, believe that Jesus died for you and came back to life, and ask God to forgive you of what you’ve done wrong. He will save you,
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:9-10, ESV
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 10:13, ESV
Do you understand? If you feel that you should do this, talks to God. Tell Him you’re sorry for your sins, and that you believe Jesus died and came back to life to take them away. You don’t need to be fancy with your wording or say it any specific way. Just remember that it’s only through Christ that we can have this salvation.
If you decided to follow Jesus, you now have the Holy Spirit of God in you! He will change you from the inside out. Please email (see this contact page) me and tell me. I’ll help you and answer your questions as best I can.
If you have questions that keep you from receiving God’s gift but you want to believe, feel free to email me and ask me anything. I’ll find answers.
If you are already part of the family of God, meditate on the cross these few days. Remember what Jesus did for us. Imagine how the disciples felt, not knowing the future, during this time.
God bless you.