This Father’s day, I want to remind everyone there is a gift available to whomever will accept it. This gift isn’t given to fathers, but from a father. As you celebrate your fathers this weekend, whether it be through a telephone call, spending time with family, or watching a ball game together, remember your Heavenly Father.
God sacrificed His own son for you. Jesus died a cruel, violent death on a wooden cross. Why did he die? God said that we all have sinned, meaning we’ve all done something wrong, no matter how we try to justify it. The punishment for our sin is death. God didn’t want us to have to die for our own sins, because we cannot pay that price. Payment must come by the death of a perfect sacrifice. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. Jesus’ death paid for our sin. Those who accept Jesus, believe in him, are saved. They are accepting that payment for their sin. Those who do not accept that free gift are still facing judgment. And in order to pay for our sin ourselves, it takes eternity.
God desires that you be saved. He wants you to accept His free gift to you this Father’s day. He loves you so much that He sacrificed Jesus, the perfect lamb of God. But Jesus didn’t die and stay dead. Unlike other gods or religious prophets of other gods, Jesus rose again. On the third day, just as he promised would happen, God rose Jesus from the grave. This real, physical resurrection defeated the power of death to hold us. This provides us eternal life in heaven with God. This is part of this great Father’s day gift offered to you.
Do you know you’ve done things wrong? Are you perfect? Only perfection is allowed into heaven. If you are not absolutely perfect, do you believe you can go against the rules and still get into heaven? Do you believe a perfect God will make an exception for you and allow imperfection into heaven?
You cannot earn your way into heaven. You cannot work your way into heaven. But you can still get there if you are willing to accept Jesus into your heart. When you do, you become covered by Jesus’ perfection and are then able to get into heaven. This free gift of love is offered to all. Will you accept Jesus today?
To accept Jesus into your heart, pray this simple prayer:
Dear God, I have sinned. Forgive me of my sins. I believe Jesus, your son, died for me. I believe he rose from the dead. I commit my life to you. I believe you are my savior and my Lord. Please come into my heart and my life today. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you have any questions, or have prayed this prayer accepting Jesus into your heart, please tell us. Also, please find a local Bible-believing church in your area and begin attending. If you just became a Christian, welcome to the family!
Happy Father’s Day!