OUR LORD WHO DRAWS US TO HIMSELF
The predicament facing the human race is that we are in a state of falleness and heading toward eternal damnation. Even though we know we do things that are wicked and participate in shameful things, we don't know that our wicked deeds have conjoined us to a fate of the horror of living under the rulership of the kingdom of evil forever.
Each one of us would have gone through life trying to figure our why we felt lost and pointless and then only at the end, realise that our fate was to permanently remain in a kingdom of darkness that was hateful and hostile to us humans.
The only hope we had was that there was saviour somewhere who cared about us and was willing to undertake the unimaginable price to redeem us out of the kingdom of darkness to which we were eternally consigned.
It turns out that there was such a saviour. He, having paid the price of allowing himself to be scurged and crucified in our place, now had the monumental task of persuading us to believe in what had been done for our sake. He would have to draw human beings to Himself so that we would reach the point where we could consider His offer of salvation. Otherwise, we humans, being what we are, would instantly dismiss the notion.
As Jesus said in John 12 verse 31 - 32, “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
Those who internally feel drawn to Him, are brought to a fork in the road. Here, we can chose either to believe in what is claimed He did for us or to reject the claim.
Rejecting the claim is, essentially declaring that we want to be left to our own devices to figure our own way to save ourselves or, that we did not think we were in imminent danger to begin with.
On the other hand, believing in Him for what He had done for us becomes the passport out of the kingdom of darkness to which, hithertofore, we belonged as participating citizens. This passport of belief in this saviour becomes the entry visa into His kingdom of light where we are transformed into citizens of the kingdom of light.
If you are drawn to Jesus and find yourself at the fork in the road, chose the road that leads towards belief in Jesus for this path was paved at the high cost of the saviour's blood and death on a cross. This road leads to life and life everlasting.
The other road has had no price paid. It is a broad path upon which anyone can freely travel with no constraints or caution. It, however, though otherwise advertised, leads to certain destruction.