Marielle went home from school with a dull pain near her navel. Gradually the pain became sharp and moved to her lower right abdomen. She lost her appetite and felt sick all afternoon. She struggled with the feeling of wanting to throw up.
Her mother immediately rushed her to the hospital and found out that it was appendicitis and that an emergency operation must be done right away. She hesitated and wanted to take a pill instead.
But the doctor told her that no pill would do. Her only option is an operation. What could she do? She felt helpless. She could not do anything about her condition.
She had to submit herself to the doctor. She laid down and the doctor put her to sleep and did the emergency procedure that saved her life without any help from her whatsoever.
Her life was not saved by submitting herself to the doctor and then helping the doctor with the operation. No, she only submitted herself to him and laid there and had the doctor do his thing.
It is the same way with salvation. We are spiritually sick, we have a terminal disease and we can't do anything about it. If we are willing to admit it, we have no other option but the divine physician Himself---the Savior.
The only thing He asks from us is that we submit ourselves to Him in faith. He can do it ("Operation Salvation") by Himself without our help.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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