From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Dear Dr. Graham:

Someone on the radio spoke about God putting a value on the human soul. How can this be since no one can see or touch the soul?

— S.S.

Dear S.S.: It was reported several years ago that it would take a hundred billion dollars to get one man safely to Mars. That is a staggering amount of money. It is interesting how people place great value on things and even experiences. But God, in His outpouring of love for mankind, placed the value of one human soul at an incalculable price — the blood of His only Son in order to get just one soul to Heaven. Imagine: This priceless gift has not only saved one soul for eternity but a vast number that only God Himself knows. By tasting death for everyone, Jesus took over our penalty as He erased our guilt. This is God’s amazing forgiveness and love toward mankind.

We humans cannot see or touch the soul — but God can and does because He created it. The Bible says: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).

Even as you read this you can submit your life to Christ Jesus by admitting your sin against Him and asking Him to forgive you and help you walk in a way that pleases Him. This world is on a collision course. People are frantic about the future. But you can be filled with assurance that He is with you every step of the way and will grant you peace and eternal life. Don’t delay.

Exchange your sin for Christ’s salvation. Receive Him today and He will begin to show you how to live a valuable life with purpose and thanksgiving.