First de(ide to %e(ome free from a restraint #hi(h %urdens and tortures "ou .... Resol&e to entrust "oursel&es to the One Who (an set "ou free$ and appeal to im to help "ou. ,ou all kno# of the One Who sa(rifi(ed imself on the (ross for the guilt of "our sins .... ,ou all kno# of Jesus Christ$ %ut not all of "ou %elie&e in im and is a(t of /al&ation. )nd "et e is the onl" One Who (an help "ou in "our distressing situation$ Who (an lift "ou up from the a%"ss$ Who (an and #ants to grant "ou light and life .... %ut Whom "ou ha&e to (all upon
and appeal for help. )n"one #ho does not %elie&e in im #ill not turn to im either and #ill remain in darkness fore&er$ sin(e there is no other #a" to happiness #ithout im. But time and again "ou #ill %e referred to the One$ time and again a light #ill %e offered to "ou$ a gleam of hope$ #hi(h "ou should heed. -urning "our e"es to the gleam of light a (ross #ill al#a"s shine for "ou$ if "ou are not entirel" o%stinate$ for in is great mer(" e #ill (ome to meet "ou in order to sa&e "ou .... But "ou ma" also rest assured that e #ill sa&e "ou if onl" "ou #ant it "oursel&es .... )nd thus repeat that
I do not
(ondemn "ou$ that it is not
#hi(h has determined the fate #hi(h makes "ou feel unhapp"$ %ut rather "ou (reated it
and "ou (an also (hange it "oursel&es if "ou take refuge in the One Who (an release "ou .... in Jesus Christ$ #ith Whom !"self ha&e %e(ome as one$ Who thus is "our God and Father of eternit". rrespe(ti&e of #hether "ou are still li&ing on earth or #hether "ou ha&e had to shed "our earthl" (o&er alread" .... light #ill onl" %e #ithin and around "ou #hen "ou ha&e found Jesus Christ .... %ut #ithout im "ou #ill %e li&ing in darkness$
"ou #ill also %e distant from !e$ Who had em%odied imself in the man Jesus Christ in order to die on "our %ehalf on the (ross for the atonement of "our guilt of sin ....