Pastor T. J. de Ruiter in The Netherlands
A message for you....
Whoever you are,
you live, this is a message for you.
Don't be frightened, it is a good message.
Why? Because this is a message of hope, of joy, of peace and love.
Maybe you are
but this message offers you the most essential and eternal riches.
Maybe you are sick, but this message could bring you healing.
Maybe you are lonely, but this message will bring you company that will fill your life.
Now you might be interested which message I am referring to. To be honest: It is not a message that originated in me, it is a message that came from the living, almighty, Most High God.
You find this message in the Bible, in the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
The message tells us that the Most High God loves the world, that is the whole of humanity. And that includes you and me.
The message tells us that He gave the world His only Son. This Son came from heaven, lived with us on this earth and died an extremely cruel and painful death on a Roman cross.
The message tells us that whosoever believes in Him - this includes faith in His identity, His way of life and the saving power of His death for He died to take away the penalty of our wrongdoings -will not be lost but receive the gift of everlasting life. This everlasting life is the life of eternal union and fellowship with God and all men that believe in Him and His Son Jesus Christ.
Don't you agree with me that this is a unique and good message? Is this not the message you need today and for all you life?
Why not make a decision, according to my knowledge and faith it is the best decision you can ever make in your life: Start believing (trusting and obeying) the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
I invite you to pray this prayer: "Lord God, I thank you for giving your Son. I am going to believe in Him and will try to do His holy will. Thank you for everlasting life with You, amen."
T. J. de Ruiter