All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. … And this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6, 37.40.
Whoever goes through life with his eyes wide open as a believing Christian will ascertain that ignorance of God and estrangement from Him have increased in the past decades. Even more astonishing is the way people often react when they are personally confronted with questions of eternity and the salvation of their soul.
In a crowded bus in the town I handed the passengers sitting near me some Christian tracts. I explained briefly what they were about. Five people started reading them immediately. One young woman was so engrossed in the subject that she continued reading as she dismounted and almost stumbled out of the bus.
While waiting for the train on the platform I gave a woman the gospel of John. She didn’t put it heedlessly in her bag, but started reading it at once. she, too, was engrossed in it until the train arrived. I watched her in silence so as to let the Word of God speak to her heart.
The Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and to save the lost. In His love God wishes everyone to be saved. He speaks to their hearts and consciences through His Word. If we listen to His voice and accept His just verdict on ourselves and our sins without any ifs and buts, we receive forgiveness. By faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice it is available for all who truly seek it with a sincere heart.