We’ve all made mistakes.  Nobody’s perfect.   The Bible says we’ve all blown it.  We don’t measure up to our own standards much less God’s!   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. [Romans 3:23]

The Bible says justice demands punishment.  If you do the crime, you do the time.  You break the law, you pay the fine.  If you get caught speeding, you get a ticket.  If you break God’s laws, you pay God’s penalty. According to the Bible, the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 6:23]

In other words, somebody has to pay for all the things you’ve  done wrong in life: either you pay or somebody else pays for you.  And this is where God says, “I’ll do it!” He steps up to the plate.  Jesus Christ is sent to earth – God in human form – and he says, in effect, “I will pay for your sins.”

The good news?  Everything you’ve  ever done wrong, everything you’re ever going to do wrong, even things you haven’t thought of yet, all those sins were paid for by Jesus Christ when he died on the cross.  God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. [Romans 5:8]

The price of your forgiveness was very high.  The ultimate price.  But Jesus thought you were worth it so he gave his life to pay for your sins.  That’s how much Almighty God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you!  He paid that ultimate price.  Do you ever think you’re worthless because of things you’ve  done wrong? Jesus says, “No. You are priceless. And I’m willing to give my life in order to pay for your sins.”

Don’t you want to accept his payment?  If so, bow your head and pray, “Dear God, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son. I receive his payment for my sin. Please forgive me for all my sins and accept me as your child. Make my life whatever you wish. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”