“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”
Left to ourselves we can’t have a relationship with God. Our baptism, confirmation, generous giving, and regular church attendance are not enough to make us right with God. We are in a helpless and hopeless situation. Because of our sin, we deserve to die—spiritually, physically, and eternally.
But God did for us what we could not do for ourselves. He demonstrated his great love by sending Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus—fully God and fully Man—died to pay the penalty for us. Being a Christian is simply this: I believe that Jesus died for me. I believe that the death of Jesus paid the penalty for my sin. I trust in Jesus alone to place me into an eternal relationship with the living God.
Our sins stain our hearts. Now, through Jesus, we can be clean. God wants to settle the matter with you. God loves you and desires to know you intimately and deeply. Today I urge you to speak with your children (or grandchildren) about Jesus. Use the following prayer as a guide putting it into age-appropriate words.
Talking to God
Dear heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and cannot earn my way to you. My best efforts on my best day fall short. I trust in Jesus alone as the only way I can have a relationship with you. I trust in Jesus as the One who paid the penalty of my sin by his death on the cross. Thank you for hearing my prayer, forgiving my sins, and placing me in your family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If anyone in your family has trusted in Christ, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help them get started on their journey with Jesus.
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