Who doesn’t like free stuff?
In this age of consumerism and trying to keep up with the neighbors, not much comes our way for free. Sure, retailers create promotional ads that offer something for free if you spend a certain amount. Or, if you buy two jars of peanut butter, you get the third for free. But have you ever chosen a product simply to get the free item marketed with it? If you stop and think about it, your free trinket isn’t free at all. Its cost is secretly factored into the item’s price when you buy it.
So why does the word ‘free’ pique our interest? It’s because as human beings, we love free stuff. When I buy shampoo and it comes with a small bottle of free conditioner, I’ll snatch this up even if I don’t especially like the brand. Or, when I purchase three tires for my car and the third is free, it’s a done deal. Or, if I buy a dinner entree and it comes with a free sliver of cheesecake, I’m all in. Who cares if it’s only three bites worth, it was free! You get the idea.
Retailers use the word ‘free’ quite liberally in their advertising. And as consumers we struggle to say no to items labeled as such! But, I’ll let you in on a really cool deal that is not a too-good-to-be-true sales scam. This deal has no strings attached, no gimmicks, and there is nothing you have to buy. You can’t earn it, you can’t collect trading stamps, nor do you have to answer a skill testing question.
So, what’s the catch you might ask? Well, there isn’t any!
The best freebie gift of all time is this-drum roll please!
It’s your Salvation! This astounding 100 percent free-gift is yours through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross! His shed blood for the atonement of your sins and mine is the absolute, bar none best gratis gift you will ever stumble upon in your lifetime! It doesn’t get any better than that! So here’s another question! Why on earth would you not scramble for it?
You can’t earn the gift of salvation by doing good deeds or by giving to charity, although both are noble attributes. You can’t receive eternal life by spending money on self-help books, or by collecting box tops, or even by going to church every Sunday. God’s gift of his one and only Son is free and clear, no strings attached. And all you have to do is claim it! All you need to do is profess Jesus as your personal savior. It’s as simple as that, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, has eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)
Still not convinced? Romans 6:23 says this, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (NIV)
As you can see, Salvation through Jesus is hands down free! And it’s yours for the asking!
My dear friend; I know that we have never met, but it’s on my heart to share this good news with you. If you have never made a heart commitment to follow Jesus Christ, then I encourage you to do so. You might already know of Jesus in your head, but you can also know him in your heart. Please don’t wait for tomorrow because none of us can be certain we even have tomorrow. Grace through faith is the best free thing you can ever hope to come by, and you won’t have to spend a dime!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9 NIV)
Asking Jesus to be your personal Savior is as easy as a prayer. Romans 10:9 makes it clear: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (NIV)
If God is tugging at your heart and you’re ready to claim the best freebie gift in the universe, check out these steps…
Trust Jesus Christ today! …
1. Admit that you are a sinner and that you need God’s help…
2. Be willing to change your mind and turn from your sin (repent)…
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead…
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior.
That’s it and it’s pretty simple! Am I right?
Today can be the day you secure for yourself the best freebie ever. Why not answer theSaviour’s Call? And the coolest part is that Jesus himself will guarantee you an eternal warranty!