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Monday, July 17, 2017

Come to Jesus

We all need God in our lives. He created man to live in a relationship with Him, but sin destroyed that relationship. But, because He is a loving and merciful God, because His grace is greater than the sin of man, God has provided a way to restore that relationship - come to Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. You cannot come to God except through Him (John 14:6).

Jesus is the resurrection and the life. He is God's only Son, who gave His life in order to pay the penalty for the sins of mankind. He died for my sins and He died for yours. His sacrifice is a gift that you can receive by believing that He came, that He died, and that He rose again, and by accepting Him as Lord and Savior and following in His ways. Come to Jesus and believe in Him. When you do, you will receive eternal life (John 11:25-26).

Jesus is the bread of life. If you are spiritually hungry, there is nothing in this world that can possibly satisfy that hunger. Come to Jesus and you will never hunger or thirst (John 6:35; John 7:37).

Jesus is the light of the world. Without Jesus in your life, and without the salvation that He brings, you are walking in the darkness of sin. Come to Jesus and follow Him and you will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life that He brings (John 8:12).

Jesus is the good shepherd. He knows His flock, those who belong to Him, and then know Him. He laid down His life for those of His flock. But, Jesus wants all of us to belong to that flock. Come to Jesus and listen to His voice and He will bring you into that flock (John 10:14-16).

A hymn written in the 1800's by Edward Payson Hammond says,

Come to Jesus, come to Jesus just now, just now.
Come to Jesus, come to Jesus just now!

There's an immediacy in those lyrics that echoes in my heart. Coming to Jesus, accepting Him as Lord and Savior is the best decision that anyone can make. My prayer is that all will come to Jesus. It begins by admitting that you are a sinner, asking for God's forgiveness, then believing in Jesus, putting your trust in Him and confessing Him as Lord of your life. If you have not come to Jesus, why not do it now?

For more information on coming to Jesus and following Him, click on the link on my page for Following Christ (followchrist.ag.org).

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