Look to Jesus and Believe - July 18, 2023

It’s a simple promise: “Everyone who believes in him will have eternal life” (John 3:15 NLT). The simplicity troubles many people. We expect a more complicated cure, a more elaborate treatment. Others of us have written our own Bible verse: God helps those who help themselves. We’ll overcome our failures with hard work, thank you. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way: we’ll earn it. Christ, in contrast, says, “Your part is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t.”

By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily, even hourly. You believe the chair will support you, so you set your weight on it. You trust the work of the light switch, so you flip it. You regularly trust power you cannot see to do a work you cannot accomplish. Jesus invites you to do the same with him. Look to Jesus…and believe.