The First Step

Each person’s journey to Christ begins with a first step.

An arrangement of lilies and a cross on a green background.Please understand that your Creator made you. You weren’t an accident or a mistake. You have great value in His eyes because He created you as a unique and special person.

God knows you by name and despite all the bad things you’ve done, He wants you to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

That’s why Jesus came. He died on the cross to pay for our sins, so we wouldn’t have to. Because the penalty for sin is eternal separation from God in Hell.

The Bible says:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NIV)

What this verse means is that every human being has sinned. At times we’ve all been selfish, greedy, manipulative, cruel or self-pitying. But sin can also be indifference to suffering or refusing to forgive other people.

I flunk “the sinless test” every day—how about you? Fortunately, there’s good news. We don’t have to earn our way to Heaven, because Jesus already paid for us to go there.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NIV)

Do you want to begin over? Are you willing to surrender your life to Christ?

All you have to do is pray this prayer:

“Jesus, I’m sorry for all the bad things I’ve done. Please come into my heart and be my Savior and Lord. I receive your free gift of eternal life and want to follow You always.”

Welcome to the family. You are now my brother or sister in Christ.

A new day dawns.

Special note:

For any atheists or agnostics reading this who don’t think God exists, I have a personal challenge. Go ask Him. Just speak into the empty air and say,

“God, if You exist, I need to know.”

As an ex-atheist, I am fully confident that if you are sincere in wanting to know the truth, He’ll answer. 

Just don’t expect Him to do anything “flashy.” Because He’s God, He doesn’t have any need to show off.