This time of year, we hear a lot about a person in history named Jesus Christ, who came to earth to teach mankind how to live and then offered himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Three days after his death, he was resurrected and now sits at the side of the Father, interceding for those of us who have chosen to follow him.
The truth of the matter is that all mankind needs a savior, someone who can forgive us of our sins, because the scripture reminds us in Romans 3:23 that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
I read something recently where a gentleman was arguing that he lived a certain lifestyle because he was born that way. When I read it, I was reminded again that all of us are born with certain tendencies to do things that God’s word calls sin.
A child, if not taught and directed that taking what does not belong to them is wrong, could easily justify becoming a thief because we are born with a lean towards selfishness and greed.
What I am saying is that it doesn’t matter what our sins are. Even though we can choose to stop doing some things, we still need a savior to receive forgiveness from God.
It is he who we have offended and whose laws we have broken, and Jesus Christ is the one who can and will forgive us and intercede for us before the Father.
He also, through the giving of his Spirit, can give us the power to live transformed lives so that sin no longer has control of us.
The good news is that no matter what you have done or are doing, mercy and forgiveness is available to you through the Savior Jesus Christ.