Jesus is the Answer

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There was a woman named Mary
who gave birth to a son.
It was a miracle,
for Mary was a virgin.

She was engaged
to a man named Joseph.
After an angel appeared to Joseph,
he accepted Mary as his wife.

They named the baby, Jesus.
He was the son of God,
born for a purpose
— to save humanity.

He would be the
final atonement.
The sacrificial lamb
who knew no sin.

He would die on a cross
so that we would
be made whole
and live again.

He took our sin onto Him.
Shed his precious blood
so we could be made righteous.
He was the perfect lamb.

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus. This is the title of a beautiful old hymn. It seems a strange thing to us that the blood of Jesus could wash away our sins.

Confused?

I’m sure some of you are, but let me explain this mystery. Before God sent Jesus, every year a high priest would carry out a ceremony where people would bring an animal to be sacrificed to atone for their sins.

It was usually a lamb and it was to be the most perfect lamb they could find. When the blood of the lamb was shed, they would be atoned for their sins.

The high priest was the mediator between man and God. No one else could go into the tabernacle but the high priest who was holy.

But, after Jesus died on the cross, the veil was torn in the tabernacle meaning that Jesus was now to be our high priest. No one would ever have access to the Father again but through Jesus Christ.

This is why Jesus’ blood is called precious, for He was the perfect sacrifice. The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

So, as the hymn below says, if you want to wash away your sins, nothing but the precious blood of Jesus can do it.

He will take away your sin and exchange it for His righteousness. It has often been called The Great Exchange.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21

We can’t get rid of our own sins by being good. That will not do it. We must surrender our life to Christ. Repent of our sins and ask Jesus (the Son of God) to wash away our sins so we can be made righteous through Him.

This is why Jesus was born and why we celebrate Christmas.

If you want to have your sins washed away and become a follower of Jesus Christ, you just have to believe and ask.

Here is a simple prayer you can say:

Dear Lord,

I have sinned and I am sorry. I want my sins to be washed away so I can have a new life. I want to be made righteous and learn how to follow you.

Amen.

If you said this prayer or something like it with a contrite heart, you will receive a new spirit and begin a new life in Christ. You are now in the family of God. You have moved from the dominion of darkness into the light.

All you need to do is find a good Christian church and tell them you want to grow more as a new believer.

If you have questions, you can read my article below on what it means to be born again. Jesus said everyone must be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:3

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