John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
What a comforting verse, assuring us that the gift of eternal life is free. John says that God ‟gave His one and only Son” and all we have to do is ‟believe in Him” and we will live eternally. In Acts we are told that if we believe ‟on the Lord Jesus Christ” we will be saved. (Acts 16:31a)
If you receive Jesus into your heart, believe He is your Savior, you will become a child of God and spend eternity in heaven with Him. We need no longer pay the price for our sins, because He ‟gave Himself for our sins.” (Galatians 1:4a) and paid the full price with His death on the cross.
Have you excepted the ‟free gift” of eternal life God is offering you? If you haven’t, now is a great time to accept Jesus as your Savior and ask Him into your heart. Start out this new year with a new life in Christ. It’s easy to do; pray the following words and know He hears you and welcomes you as one of His own.
Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins and sincerely regret my actions. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to cleanse me from my sins. I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and invite Him into my heart and into my life. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen