Able, Willing and Available to Help

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Whether we think so or not, we need people to help us. For our society to work, we need people in specific places at specific times.

Take a doctor, for example. We don’t want just anyone to make important decisions about our health! We need people who have studied medicine and know how our bodies work. But they can only help us if they are available. Going to a hospital to see a doctor is useless if they are not there. So we need someone who is able to help – the right person in the right place at the right time.

We can’t save ourselves, because the best we can do isn’t good enough
The same thing is absolutely true about our spiritual lives. The Bible, which is the word of God, tells us that every one of us has a problem of sin (Romans 3:23). Sin is disobedience against God. God is our Creator (Genesis 1), and He has given us clear instructions about what we should and shouldn’t do, and the consequences of disobedience. But we don’t listen. Many of us think that we are in control of our lives. But God is just and righteous, and He must punish us for our sin. We can’t save ourselves, because the best we can do isn’t good enough We need someone to help us with our spiritual problem.

Thankfully, there is someone who can help us. His name is Jesus Christ, and He is God’s Son. The Bible tells us that He “came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15).

He is the only person who has ever lived on Earth and never sinned. Because He didn’t have any sin of His own, He was able to take our place, and He gave His life to pay for our sins. God is satisfied with the price His Son paid, and three days later, He raised the Lord Jesus back to life. He is alive today, and is “able to save to the uttermost” (Hebrews 7:25). He is able to save completely and forever!

But not only is the Lord Jesus able to save, He is available to save! A wonderful promise from the Bible is in Jeremiah 29:13. God says, “you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Even though the Lord Jesus died many years ago, He is still willing and able to save. Everyone who turns from their sin, and asks Him to save them, will be saved. He wants to save you. Do you want to be saved?

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