God's Answer

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In your more somber moments have you ever cried out, "What's the use?"
Listen in, then, to a conversation between a very discouraged man, and one who wanted to help him.
"I've tried—I've prayed even—I see no hope for me. I've read the Bible some, but I don't understand what it's all about."
"Do you believe that Christ died for our sins, and rose again according to the Scriptures?" "Of course I do."
"If He were here in bodily and visible form, what would you do?"
"I would go to Him at once."
"What would you say to Him?"
"I would tell Him that I'm lost."
"Then what would you ask of Him?"
"I would ask Him to forgive my sins and save my soul, and give me peace."
"What would He answer?"
The man was silent.
"What would He answer?" The question was repeated.
At last the light dawned on him, and a smile of peace stole over his face as he whispered, "He would answer, 'I will.' "
At God's answer he knew he was forgiven and saved through the work of Christ, and could now rejoice.
If you accept Him you can know that: "As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons [or children] of God." John 1:1212But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12).