Maybe, Just Maybe, It Is True
There has been an unmistakable revival of interest in ancient texts. The phenomenal success of The DaVinci Code a few years back and the astonishing number of Kabbalah centers springing up like mushrooms is ample proof that there is a yearning for life’s meaning that no amount of modern knowledge can satisfy. And we have a disquieting suspicion afoot that the ancients had something we may have overlooked.
Perhaps it’s time to take a look into a collection of ancient texts from which many have drawn priceless knowledge. It’s called the Bible.
The meaning which we crave, whether we are aware of it or not, is built into the fabric of the universe. But how are we to discern it?
Rather than decipher some code or puzzle to figure out the future, our Creator has given us a plainly marked path to follow and someone dependable to show us the present. It is none other than the Messiah of Israel—Yeshua (Jesus) whom the Hebrew Scriptures foretold and the New Testament revealed.
Look Before You Leap
It is said that faith requires a leap. But it’s always good to scope out the terrain first. The Bible has some signposts to look for:
1) Everyone needs God’s forgiveness.
“For in Your sight no one living is righteous.” (Psalm 143:2)
2) God has provided a means through which we may be reconciled to Himself.
“Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.” (Psalm 65:3)
3) The Messiah is God’s provision for our forgiveness.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
What Should I Do About It?
There is only one thing to do. Receive the gift of forgiveness God offers by accepting Yeshua as your Messiah. You can do this, right now, by praying: “Messiah Jesus, I receive You now as my Lord and ask You to guide and empower me to become Your true follower. I accept the atonement You made for my sins, and Your free gift of forgiveness. Help me turn from falsehood and follow You in truth.”
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)