“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14
Are you lost? Confused? Fearful of the future? Angry at the world or at yourself? Do you feel as if your life is all messed up? Are you without hope?
The world is desperate for salvation but few know how to achieve it. Many people offer false hope through false religions or humanly-devised programs. However, our Father in heaven gives us a sure promise of salvation which can only be found in Jesus Christ.
A relationship with Jesus is our only one true hope.
Jesus claims to be the only way. During the Christmas season, we are reminded that he is the Savior of the world! But this is something we should be reminded of every day: God’s love for us is so deep and so complete that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, so that we might have a relationship with him – forever (John 3:16).
Salvation is a choice. Do we choose one of the many ways which lead to destruction, or will we choose Jesus and be given the gift of eternal life?
The choice is ours. Will we admit our faults, our failures, and our need for help? Will we accept the love of God so freely and fully given in Jesus Christ? Will we choose Christ and follow him?
Our Father is eager to forgive us and to free us, if we will but receive his gift.
The world is lost and hopeless, as were we, who once did not know Christ.
But now we know him, and that makes all the difference.