SimplicitySometimes I think we can get a little frightened about religion and what it all entails, because we think it might lead us into a situation we are not quite sure we can handle.

We can be overawed by the strength of faith some people display and feel it would be difficult to relate to them without feeling inferior and unworthy.

We can be scared of our vulnerability and feel threatened by our lack of knowledge and what we see as perhaps the serious sins of our past.

Yet, behind all our worries and efforts to live out our life, most of us seem to know instinctively there is someone that looks on what we are doing and is calling us to recognise the existence of a higher being.

Jesus, who proved he was God by dying on a cross and then rising from the dead, wants us all to accept Him into our everyday lives on a personal basis.

We don’t need to be a fervent religious person, or even a regular church goer. We just need to stop for a moment and with a quiet, yet simple request, allow our God to come into our heart and be part of our life.

Jesus told us we must all become as children if we are to enter heaven. A child just looks and cries Mum or Dad and we rush to attend to its needs. So too, our Father in heaven will attend to any simple call for help we might make.

But first, we need to recognise our God exists.

Peter Mack

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