Thought for the month – November 2019

Coughs, Sneezes and Diseases

At this time of year, there are many illnesses going around. People often try and cure themselves with different sorts of medication, although they may end up with a trip to the doctors. Doctors are usually able to give prescriptions to help relieve the symptoms or cure the illness. As humans, we are all born with sin (For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God – Romans 3v23). This is a more serious problem to us than bodily ailments and it is human nature for us to do things wrong no matter how big or small. Sin separates us from God (Your iniquities have separated between you and your God – Isaiah 59v2) and ultimately keeps us out of Heaven as we do not meet God’s perfect standard.

There is no medicine which can cure sin. As wonderful as many of our doctors are, there is only one way in which we can get to Heaven and that is by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, believing that He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and that He rose again. By turning from your sin, and putting your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you can have forgiveness, for all the wrong you have done. This leads to a relationship with the living God, and means that you receive the gift of God which is eternal life.

David Meek