The words above were spoken roughly 2000 years ago by a soldier whose job was to guard the prison on peril of his life. In that prison down in the dungeon were two men, (Paul and Silas) falsely imprisoned for preaching about Jesus. Suddenly there was a great earthquake and the prison doors flew open, leaving the way free for Paul and Silas to escape. The jailer, in fear, ran in, fell on his knees and uttered the memorable words to Paul and Silas “What must I do to be saved.” The crisis affected him so much that his concern was his eternal destiny.
Paul and Silas gave him one simple remedy. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Paul had been preaching that Jesus Christ had died on the cross for our sin and had borne God’s punishment for it. All the jailer had to do was to believe that message, ask God to forgive him for his sin and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to be Lord of his heart and life. By God’s grace he did that and proved it by being baptised that very night.
2000+ years have passed since then but the simple message remains unchanged. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” We all, before we pass into eternity, need to repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved, have our sins forgiven and be right with God, so that our eternal destiny in heaven will be a reality for us. You are invited to do this, nobody is excluded. God’s love is that wide. If you do trust only in Jesus Christ, your sins will be forgiven, you will be safe for eternity and for meeting with God. This pandemic crisis is causing people to reflect, and in reflection, may many come to trust in Christ for salvation
Have you done this yet?
Psalm 61 vs 2