Tuesday, January 10, 2012
TOUGHER THAN NAILS
Ok, So just how tough are YOU?
Would YOU be willing to have a crown of thorns, some of which were about six inches long, jammed onto YOUR head?
Would YOU be able to withstand a beating with a leather whip with sharp pieces of rock and bone attached to the ends of it?
And could YOU then manage to carry a wooden cross weighing over 100 pounds for the distance of 6 ½ football fields? Could YOU even do that today?
Would YOU allow someone to hammer large rusty old nails into YOUR wrists? (Think about it – the tiny bones in the hands are not strong enough to support a persons’ weight! In Bible times, the Romans referred to the wrist as part of the hand!) Could YOU then let soldiers hammer more of those awful nails into the tops of YOUR feet?
Are YOU tough enough to endure the horrible pain, exhaustion, and dehydration of a crucifixion, while even asking for forgiveness for you murderers before you finally died from a truly broken heart, broken from the constriction of the heart by the fluid surrounding it?
JESUS IS TOUGH ENOUGH!
JESUS IS TOUGHER THAN NAILS BECAUSE OF LOVE!
Knowing all the humiliation, torture, and pain He would have to suffer, He still went willingly to the Cross for you and for me – to pay for all our sins so that we could go to Heaven when we die! BECAUSE OF LOVE!
Would YOU do all that for someone YOU love, someone in YOUR family, your best friend, or how about that neighbor down the street that you just can’t stand? You know the one I mean!
BECAUSE OF LOVE!
For God so loved the world (every one of us)
That He gave his only begotten Son (Jesus)
That whosoever (that’s YOU!) believeth in him should not perish but have EVERLASTING LIFE John 3:16
That means going to Heaven when you die to spend eternity with JESUS, walking on streets of gold with no more pain, no more tears, no more suffering, and no more death!
Wouldn’t YOU like to go Heaven when you die? God is not willing that any should perish (go to Hell) but that ALL should come to repentance (and go to Heaven) we’re told in 2 Peter 3:9, and JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THERE!
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by ME.”
You can pray a simple prayer like the one below, just be sure you mean it with all your heart!
Dear God, I admit that I’m a sinner and I am so sorry for all my sins. Please forgive me. I now turn away from those sins and ask You to come into my heart, be my Lord and Savior and take me to Heaven when I die. In JESUS name, Amen.