The Purpose of a Savior

EACH OF US EXPERIENCES TRIAL AND HEARTACHE

Struggles are part of life. We'll all go through them. But these hard times have a purpose.



WE MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE WE ARE MORTAL

We're here to learn. And part of learning includes making mistakes. But we can grow from our experiences.



DESPITE OUR BEST EFFORTS THERE IS A DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND GOD

This distance is created when we move away from Him. Sometimes we do this intentionally by choosing to disobey God. There are other times when we do this unknowingly. This distance makes us unhappy.



WE NEED HELP

We can't do everything on our own. We need someone that can see the bigger picture when we are not able to. Someone whose motivations are pure. An ally. A friend. An Advocate.



SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING

Can you really say you've ever met someone that knows exactly how you feel? Someone who can relate perfectly with your experience? There’s one person who really knows what you’re going through, because He went through it.



WE NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP US REPAIR MISTAKES AND HEAL OUR WOUNDS

There is a person who can heal any wound and repair every mistake. No pain or regret need last forever.



THAT SOMEONE CAN BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN US AND GOD

If we’ve distanced ourselves from things that would make our lives happy, we can find hope in knowing there is a way back. The future is not set in stone. We have a friend who can bring us back to God and make up for wherever we fall short.



THAT SOMEONE IS A SAVIOR. THAT SAVIOR IS JESUS CHRIST

Long ago, in a tiny town, He was born. Born to mend broken hearts, born to strengthen our weakness. He was born to free us from our burdens and reunite us with God the Father. Because Christ was born, we can be reborn. For unto us #ASaviorIsBorn.



HOW DO WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT THE SAVIOR IS OFFERING US NOW?

Jesus Christ was born and gave His life so that every person might have the opportunity to decide his or her own future. He suffered so that we could choose not to suffer. So that we could choose right over wrong, so we could choose to change if we’ve found ourselves going in the wrong direction. We make the most of this gift by choosing to follow Him. To accept His grace through repentance. By making this choice we choose happiness.



WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW CHRIST TODAY?

We choose to follow Jesus Christ by listening to His words, by following His example. He has given us guides that show us how to lead our best lives, lives filled with joy and purpose.