When Jesus was talking to his disciples in the book of John, he gave them this promise:

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14 (NIV)

Therefore, we can confidently go to God and ask him for anything according to his will in the name of Jesus, and it will be done. Yet, God does things for us without us ever asking. This is because he knows what we need before we need it, but it also reflects his compassion for us. Look at this short passage from Luke.

Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother (emphasis added).

Luke 7:11-15 (NIV)

Neither this widow nor anyone else asked Jesus to raise this dead young man. No, Jesus saw the widow’s pain, and his heart was filled with compassion. Therefore, he took it upon himself to raise her son. 

Let’s consider this well-known verse.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 (NIV)

No one asked God to give up his Son. Yet, God did it because he loves us. Jesus died for us because he loves us. In this one act of compassion and love, everyone who accepts this gift receives salvation and eternal life. Just think, God made this possible long before we were born! Wow, what great love He has for us! 

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.