Once there was a little girl. She had a good life, and she laughed and played and sang.
But the little girl was empty. She needed something more—she needed Someone more. And the older she got, the more she realized it. Her mother couldn’t make the desire go away. Her little brother, tagging after her, didn’t pacify the feeling.
And finally, the little girl understood. She needed Jesus. She needed Him in her heart. To wash away her sins. To take her to Heaven, when she would die . . .
So on August 3rd, 2006, a five year old girl knelt down at her couch in Burning Springs, WV, and accepted Jesus Christ into her heart. She’s never been the same. She’s never been sorry. Because at that very moment, the Holy Spirit moved inside of her, and it was the most beautiful thing that’s ever happened in her whole life.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
Have you ever lied? Stole something? Envied someone?
We’re all sinners.
Yes, you, too.
“For the wages of sin is death;” (Romans 6:23a)
Our penalty is Hell.
God can’t allow sin into Heaven, and we’ve already established the fact that we’re all sinners.
So what’s the point? In all of it?
If we’re all sinners, and sinners can’t go into Heaven, how is there hope?
“…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
God has a gift. A sweet gift. A precious gift, given to all who’ll ask.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
2, 000 years ago, God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to this earth. He was 100% man, and 100% God. He was sinless.
But we crucified Him, on a hill called Golgotha, and we pierced His side. Hanging from that cross, bleeding that precious, sinless blood, Jesus paid our sin debt. He died for every bad thing you or I would ever do.
Then we buried Him, but even death and Hell could not stop our Lord . . .
Because He rose again. He ascended back into Heaven, His gift open to all who would accept Him.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
So what must you do to accept His gift?
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Ask with your whole heart—with a believing heart—with an accepting heart.
Tell Him you’re a sinner.
Tell Him you need Him.
Tell Him that you want His blood to wash away your sins, cleansing you.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
If you asked Him into your heart, then you are now a child of the King.
What greater gift is there in all the world?