Many people today have serious needs that are unmet. They may be too proud to admit they need help. Or they may realize their need, but they do not know where to find help. I would like to say to you, whoever you may be, that there is some one whose help you need, and whose help you can receive if you are willing to accept it.
Everyone, at some time in life, feels a need for strength or protection. We need someone who is wiser and stronger than we are. Other people may help, but at times even they are not enough. What then? Why not turn to One who is all-wise and all-powerful? Why not turn to Him who is called "the Christ, the Son of the living God" - Matthew 16:16?
Then again, there are times when we need guidance. Our lives may be confused and meaningless. We need someone to show us how to live and how to make the right decisions. Why not follow the example of One who lived a perfect life - One who faced all the same kinds of problems we face, and who always made the right choices? He has left "an example, that you should follow His steps" - 1 Peter 2:21.
Finally, all of us at times feel a sense of guilt. We know we have done wrong and we need some way to be at peace in our hearts. But there is good news. The very One who is the sinless Son of God, also died on the cross as a sacrifice to forgive us of our sins. He bore our guilt so now we can go free - 1 Peter 2:24.
Whoever you are, you need Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He calls you saying: "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" - Matthew 11:28. How do you come to Him? He Himself has said: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" - Mark 16:16.
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