In the Old Testament, the Priest was responsible for sacrificing animals for the people’s sins. When Jesus died on the cross, He took on those sins eliminating the need for sacrifices from the people anymore. As 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” He was the perfect sacrifice, unblemished and clean. His sacrifice would mean hope for the world. It would mean no more sacrifices. The world would have a choice to make. Accept the sacrifice of Christ and God’s forgiveness of sins, and inherit a life of joy with God on earth and eternal life with Him in heaven. Anyone who chooses His perfect sacrifice, the free gift of salvation, is made right with God.
Everyone in this world has a choice to make. Romans 3:23 tells us that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of Christ. No one is righteous. Everyone is in need of a Savior. Evaluate your own life and if you have accepted this great gift. Then, spend some time in prayer for the people you know and love. Pray for their salvation. Call them each by name before. The Lord, pleading on their behalf. Ask Him to send you into the world to carry the message. Pray and seek His face today.