Have you ever looked closely at a snowflake? How each one is unique and complex. A snowflake is a tiny little masterpiece of intricate ice crystals pointing in all directions yet in such symmetrical order, structure, and design. They say that they are formed around a single particle of dust as it falls through the different levels of the atmosphere. There are 8 basic classifications of their designs and 80 individual variants, and it all depends on the temperature and humidity as they form. But there never is one that is exactly like another! Beautiful aren’t they?!
Over the years and years of history, the number of snowflakes that have fallen would be mind-blowing. How incredible the idea would be that something so complex and so variable and common but rare in form and complexity could be by chance! There has to be a God with infinite power and creative genius to conceive of a thing and design and draft each one. But do you believe there is no God? Look around at Creation and life and the vastness of the Universe! What a masterpiece! Just look at the sunrise and sunset, constantly changing all around the world, a never-ending masterpiece painted in the sky!
How Powerful and Wise He must be! How Righteous and Good He would have to be! Yes, He is Good, as in moral perfection. So if God is Good He must be Just, and He is! If He is Just that means He has to judge Evil. The real question is are you Good? Did you know that right and wrong are written on your heart?
Think about this next paragraph to see if you really are good. Have you ever lied? Saying something that is not true, in any form is lying. It is written, “You Shall Not Lie!” Have you ever stolen anything? If you have taken anything that was not yours to take, that is stealing. It doesn’t matter if it was of great value or very small. It is written, “You Shall Not Steal!” Have you ever disobeyed your parents? No matter what the reason God commands us to “Honor our Father and Mother, that it may go well with you!” This is the only Law with a promise that our lives will be better if we obey and honor our parents. Have you always Loved God with all your Heart Soul Mind and Strength? This is the first commandment, and God says that no one has obeyed this one.
These are only 4 of the 10 Commandments, God’s Law. If you are honest with yourself, you will admit that you have broken God’s Law. Exodus 20 And if we went through all of them we would find that all of us have broken most of them in some way, whether in action or thought. Yes, Jesus even says that our thought life can be a sin or a breaking of God’s Law.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:21-30 ” You have heard it said of old you shall not murder, but I say to you, if you hate your brother you have committed murder in your heart already”. Jesus also said, “You have heard it of old, you shall not commit adultery, but I say to you, anyone who looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery in their heart already.” If you have hated someone or lusted after someone in your heart, that would make you a murderer and or an adulterer. We can plainly see that none of us are Good, all of us have, “fallen short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23
We are criminals in God’s eyes, we have all broken His Law the Ten Commandments. Because God is Good, He is also Just and Righteous and He has to judge and punish sin. One day you will die and you will have to face God and He will find you guilty and have to sentence you to Hell which is His prison for sinners to be punished for their sins for all eternity. Does that bother you? Does that scare you? It should! I don’t want you to go to such a horrible place as Hell.
But I have GOOD NEWS!! God sent His only son Jesus Christ to the earth 2000 years ago to suffer, die, and take the entire Wrath of God upon himself to pay for your sins and mine. This means that God can legally dismiss your case: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeating death.
Today, there are three things you need to do: Confess your sins to God, Repent which means turning away from your life of sin, and trust fully in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you do that from your heart, God promises to forgive you of all your sins and give you eternal life in Heaven as a free gift. There is a God that created the Universe and all Creation cries out and proclaims that He does exist.
He says that if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him and He will save you from an eternity of suffering. Your sins will be paid for, one way or the other, either by Jesus or by you, you will pay for them for all eternity in Hell.
Please consider this! It is more important than all the riches in the world. The only thing you will take from this world into eternity is your eternal soul. Make this decision today before you sleep you may not wake up tomorrow, and make your eternal destination Heaven sure!