Scientists tell us that atoms are the building blocks of everything in the universe. All matter is made up of atoms. Atoms are so small that you cannot see them. Yet, each of us — and every physical thing — is made up of millions and millions of atoms.

While atoms are the building blocks of physical matter, trust is the building block of relationships and society. Without trust, our world would be paralyzed. Allow me to explain.

When you go to a restaurant and order a meal, you are trusting that the cooks know how to fix the meal in a sanitary fashion so that you will not get sick. When you fly on an airplane, you are trusting that the pilot knows what he is doing in the cockpit and that he will get you and all other passengers to your destination safely. When you go shopping for groceries, you are trusting that the manufacturers have not put poison into the food. When you attend college, you are trusting that the teachers and the textbooks are giving you accurate, useful information. When you receive a prescription from a doctor, you are trusting that the medicine he says you should take will actually help you get better and not make your illness worse.

Whether you realize it or not, you implicitly trust dozens of people each and every day. If people did not have some level of trust in others, our society would not be able to function. In fact, we would not have a society. We would have chaos.

The most important aspect of your life is also based on the simple act of trust in a person — a person whom you cannot see, but is every bit as real as the people you see each day. His name is Jesus Christ, and your trust in Him means the difference between eternal life and eternal punishment.

Another word for trust is the word belief. The Bible uses this word when it talks about how we place our trust in Jesus Christ. In John 14:1-3, Jesus Christ told his disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

The disciples had to trust in Jesus Christ — that He was indeed going to prepare a place for them in Heaven and that He would indeed come back to take them there to be with Him.

Other people sometimes let us down, but the wonderful thing about trusting Jesus Christ is that He will never let us down. He has done far more for us than what we could ever imagine anyone doing for us. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Yes, Jesus Christ — the perfect, sinless Son of God died for you and me even though we are sinners who deserve eternal punishment. Jesus Christ died for us so that we would not have to suffer this punishment and so that we could enjoy the blessing and benefit of a relationship with God and eternal life.

The only thing that is left for us to do is to believe in Him — to trust in Him. In John 11:25-26, Jesus Christ told a woman, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” That woman made the choice to believe in Jesus Christ that very day. The question is, will you do the same? Will you choose to trust Jesus Christ for your salvation and for eternal life.

How do you place your trust in Jesus Christ?

First, you must admit that, like everyone else, you are a sinner. As sinners, we are imperfect and we do wrong things. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Our sinfulness is what causes us to be separated from God and makes us deserving of His judgment.

Second, realize that God loves you inspite of your sins, and He sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus Christ was punished so that you and I don’t have to be punished.

Third, understand that Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days after His death. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead showed that he had been triumphant over death and Hell. Thus, if we place our faith and trust in Him, we can also triumph over death and Hell.

Trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice for you is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him. Are you willing to take this step of faith today? To do so, simply talk to God and tell Him that you are deciding to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior. Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That 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 saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you are deciding to trust Jesus Christ today, please repeat this simple prayer and mean it from your heart.

Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I want to trust Jesus as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!