Jesus, God’s only begotten son, vacated his right place in heaven, therefore giving up his Godhood, to become one of us! He was born to a woman named Mary and came to carry out a mission: to make way for the salvation of all humankind.
Of course he succeeded!
Jesus grew up, lived a sinless life, rallied many toward the Kingdom of Heaven, and then died upon a cross, sacrificially shedding his blood in the ultimate act of forgiving all of us of all of our sins. He died for every bad thing, every bad thought, every lie, every hurt. Three days later he arose from the dead.
All you have to do is believe this, willingly receive Him as your Savior, trust him as Lord of your life, and you will be saved from an eternity in Hell and instead be guaranteed life in Heaven. He will then place His Spirit within you, to empower you to live as He would have you to live.
As the Bible says:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
Perhaps a simple prayer for you could be: Lord Jesus, I need your forgiveness, please take away my hurts and pain, and fill me with joy. I surrender my life to you. Empower me to do this Lord, because I can’t do it on my own. Amen.
Find a Bible and read the Gospel of John. You will love it.
Merry Christmas from the Sussman household to yours!
This was originally published on December 24, 2013, and updated Christmas day 2022.