The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
How meaningful is this message! The eternal Son of God came to earth as a Man in order to save sinners!
Is that a subject of interest for mankind today? Why do we need saving? Haven’t we got our life under control? And aren’t there plenty of others who are worse than we ourselves? We have never killed anyone, nor do we steal and lie, not normally at least.
However convinced we are of this opinion, do we really believe that we have never sinned? Do we therefore not need God’s offer of salvation?
The Bible states: “There is none righteous, no, not one…. There is none who does good, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). That is how God sees mankind. So it is impossible that anyone can earn God’s favour on account of his “blameless” life. If we consider this a little, we must agree.
But how can anyone get out of this dilemma? There is a way, but one only. That way is Jesus Christ. He came to earth to die for sinful people. At the cross of Calvary He bore the punishment for sins. Everyone must go to Him with his sins and confess them to Him. Then God will forgive. For all who turn from their wilful ways and believe in Jesus the Lord, His atoning work on the cross will avail for them.
Everyone needs salvation, and everyone, without exception, is invited to accept it. Jesus Christ said: “The one who comes to me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).