A certain young man who was raised in a religious home found himself plagued with uninvited behaviors. The bible was the most respected book in his home, he read, cherished and even taught others the stories contained therein. He never missed cleaning the church every Saturday against Sunday services and even sang in the choir. As a serious bible reader, he had several prizes for best performance in Sunday school examinations. People called him Pastor even as a teenager, because of his commitment and devotion in Church. Prayers and prayer meetings were not strange to him. All night prayers, fasting and even Holy Communion were regular on his calendar. Moral rectitude was his friend and he consciously kept away from any act of sensual sin, but excessive anger and impure thoughts will not go away. With such devotion, this occurrence is unexpected, something must be missing.

That is how far morality can go. It cannot take someone across the fence of sinful nature.

At 19, when in the University, he attended a students’ meeting where he listened to a gospel message. To him the content was not so different from what he used to hear, but along the line he was overwhelmed with a deep sense of guilt and sorrow for sin. The truth came out, he was not the person he thought he was. His unworthiness and sinfulness were bare before him. Morality has brought him to a cross-road and could not take him further. As he mooned over the overwhelming sense, he called out to Jesus for help. Suddenly, as if a stream of cold water was poured over his heart. The guilt and sorrow were gone, replaced by a deep sense of peace, tranquility and freedom. Jesus had taken over his heart and a new life had begun! That is how far morality can go. It cannot take someone across the fence of sinful nature. Jesus is the only solution to the sin problem. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved1.” Are you struggling with sins, plagued with guilt, without peace, full of inward struggles and resentment? Call out to Jesus now, He is waiting to save you, like he saved that young man more than twenty years ago. Today, he is a Pastor of a local Church, still serving the Lord Jesus.

…………………….he called out to Jesus for help. Suddenly, ………….The guilt and sorrow were gone, replaced by a deep sense of peace, tranquility and freedom.

1 Rom. 10:9