A Greater Life
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In a broken world consumed by death and hatred, many desire a prolonged and greater life. All of us are acquainted with the fact that our life is bound by time, leaving us to face the inevitable fear of everything coming to an end. For this very reason, many find themselves longing for a purpose transcending this life’s limitations.
Yet, in our longing, there is hope. We are met with the answer to our desire—a greater life in a broken world. It is a purpose that gives meaning to every breath we take and every step we make. This purpose empowers us to make a difference in the lives of others and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us.
Why We Need a Savior
According to Romans 3:23, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In other words, each one of us has broken God’s perfect law. This includes acts such as lying, stealing, or greed. Being criminals, we must each stand before God for our actions (Romans 14:10-12). Not only will we all face physical death, but we will also face eternal death and separation from Him in Hell for all of eternity (Eccl. 12:14).
As a direct result of our sins, our relationship with God is broken. We experience hopelessness, fear, and bitterness. This becomes even more evident when we see the brokenness and suffering in the world, and cannot find closure in a world riddled by hate and injustice.
Who the Savior Is
1 Timothy 1:15 tells us, “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners….” He left Heaven, lived a blameless and sinless life, and willingly died on the cross to shed His blood for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). Rising from the dead three days later, He triumphed over death.
When you accept Jesus as your Savior, God forgives your sins and will welcome you into Heaven (Romans 3:24-25). Through Jesus, your relationship with God is restored (1 Peter 5:10). This brings hope that can heal brokenness and replace bitterness with love. This restoration doesn’t guarantee an easy life on earth, but it frees from the weight of sin.
How to Accept the Savior
As read in Romans 10:9, “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.”
First, you must recognize you’re a sinner and repent, meaning you recognize that you can’t find salvation from sins on your own and you turn from your way. Next, you must put your faith in Jesus, trusting Him alone for your salvation and all your needs. Finally, call upon Him and you will be saved. Below is an example of a prayer to call upon Him:
“Dear God, I come to You today to acknowledge that I am a sinner, unable to save myself, and I ask for Your forgiveness over me. I believe that Jesus willingly gave His life on the cross for my sins and rose three days later. I accept what Jesus did on the cross, turn to You, and ask that the blood of Jesus wash away all of my sins. In the name of Jesus,
I pray. Amen.”
Remember that repeating a few words as a magical formula won’t save you—it is full faith in Jesus Christ.
If you accepted Christ, congratulations! As a child of God, it’s important to deepen your relationship with Him through prayer (Psalm 145:18), reading the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16), and being baptized (Acts 2:38). These actions are not to earn salvation, but a response to the salvation you already received and a way to grow closer to God.