Jigsaw Puzzle

Receiving salvation is as easy as putting the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle into place.

Jesus did everything else. Jesus came to earth as a man. Jesus died on the cross as the world’s sacrifice. Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus defeated death. Jesus’ sacrifice provides salvation to everyone who believes. Essentially, Jesus put together 999 pieces of the 1,000pc. puzzle to your salvation. It’s up to you to complete the puzzle; to put in that final piece. To do so, simply believe Jesus died for you and your sins. The apostle Paul tells us in the book of Romans, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Jesus came to save the world from their sins. But each and every person must make the decision to either accept Him, or reject Him. Nobody “earns” salvation. If we could earn salvation, Jesus’ sacrifice would mean nothing. Salvation isn’t about good works – it’s about accepting what Jesus did for you. It’s about acknowledging HIS sacrifice – what HE did for the world. Jesus did everything He could for our salvation without impeding on our free will. It is up to us to make the decision to accept Him. He did everything else. He completed every part of the puzzle of salvation in each of our lives, except for one piece. Each of us holds that final piece, and must make the decision to either accept Him, complete the puzzle, and receive salvation, or reject Him, withhold that final puzzle piece, and ignore God’s offer of salvation.

God didn’t make salvation difficult to receive. In fact, receiving salvation is as simple as it gets – salvation is a gift from God. The only thing you have to do when someone gives you a gift is accept it. Accept what Jesus did for you, and you will be saved.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (NIV)

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV)

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20 thoughts on “Jigsaw Puzzle

  1. I SO appreciated reading this Rachel (friend of your parents). Wow….your words will stay in my mind for a long, long time as I spend time with and pray for people who have a spark for God deep inside but resist it so fiercely.

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    • Its baffling how acceptance is the only missing part of creating a masterpiece and yet so many cannot accept Him. It is God’s love that you describe that will ultimately bring people to Him. The trouble is getting mankind to emulate that love.

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    • lol Thank you. 🙂

      I visited your blog, and really, your English isn’t that bad. I’ve always LOVED the German accent. 🙂 I have to ask, as I’ve always wondered, what do Germans, for example, think of the American accent? Do they regard it as boring or fun or cool or what? 🙂

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      • I love it! The accent my wife has(shes from Michigan) is just so cute! I actually don’t like the British accent this much…

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      • Oh, by the way, I’m following your blog now. 🙂 I encourage you to keep visiting my blog, and if you ever have any questions about Christianity and Jesus’ love for you, just ask. 🙂

        Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (NIV)

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  2. Speaking for us wounded souls that walk around with half the pieces missing from the box 🙂 – I like the tone and the enthusiasm and I look forward to more writing…because it takes a while (like a year) of blogging good and bad (mostly bad) stuff to really find a voice that works. At least it did for me.

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  3. I very much like your post, especially for its clearness and encouraging aspect. Salvation is really the most important thing anyone can ever do in their life. I hope this post reaches those who can best benefit from it.

    I haven’t seen any of your other posts, but I imagine we are a lot alike (I read your About page:)

    Please email me sometime, maybe we can talk about guest posting for eachother’s sites and at the very least encourage each other in our blogging endeavors. My more public email is levipierpontblog@gmail.com, I’d like not to comment my personal one:)

    My site is levipierpont.wordpress.com. I am planning to do a slight revamping for 2015.

    Ttyl.

    -LeviGrant

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  4. Really enjoyed your post- you echo a lot of what my husband says on this subject (the second paragraph sounds like him verbatim minus the puzzle reference, which gives it a unique element). Excellent use of repetition in the first paragraph especially.

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  5. That has been written exceptionally well.. Really like using Puzzle as a metaphor.. However, there’s a suggestion.. For the last four lines, you can use the Blockquote, which would enhance the visual effect of the same. 🙂

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