An owner of a soap manufacturing plant was talking with a Christian. Said the soap maker, “The Gospel you preach hasn’t done much good, for there is still a lot of wickedness and wicked people.” The Christian made no immediate reply, but they soon passed a child making mud pies. He was exceedingly dirty that the soap maker told him to stay far from him. It was then the Christians turned and so he said, “Soap has not done much good in the world, I see for there’s still much dirt and dirty people.” “Oh, well,” answered the manufacturer, “Soap is only useful when it’s applied. This child could come to me, get free soap and get all cleaned up”. “Exactly,” was the Christians reply. “So it is with the Gospel we proclaim”
The Lord Jesus Christ said “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mt. 11:28). Now is the time granted to man to have the eternal redemption which Christ has obtained for us by His blood. No one in the entire world can take this burden of sin but the Lord Jesus. Nothing that can be done by the burdened man himself, or by any other man or men, can avail. Only what the Lord Jesus did on the cross in atonement for sin must be applied. Every man who desires his burden removed and his sins to be washed away must come to the Lord Jesus and to Him alone; and every one who gives it to Him is given immediate rest of soul. For “the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). Those who prefer to enjoy sin in this life, and who stifle conscience lest it disturb them, will have to face Christ as judge when the time of judgment comes. Then He will tell them, “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Mt. 25:41).
O reader, which will it be for you?
“Come” now and be saved, get your sins washed away, and avoid that dreadful “depart from Me.”