The Bible uses some vivid pictures to describe our situation. We are chained up in a deep dungeon with no way out (spiritually).
We are sinking in thick mud (spiritually and truly) – the more we struggle, the worse it becomes.
We are lost, like someone aimlessly wandering around in a maze getting further and further from the way out.
We are drowning and we do not know how to swim.
Being sincere, even being religious and doing religious things is no help either. What is the answer?
WE NEED RESCUEING.
We need someone to unlock the dungeon, someone to lift us out of the mud, someone to find us and take us home, someone to rescue us from drowning.
Showing us what to do is no use; nor is telling us what to do any better.
The Bible explains it like this: ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.’
Here is the proof that God does love us and He does care. He came Himself in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He came to seek and save the lost. He did not come just to show us what God is like. Nor did He come just to teach and live a perfect life. He came to save us and this meant losing His own life to rescue us.