God sent His precious Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth over 2,000 years ago to die on the cross for the sins of the whole world. John 3:16 says:
For God so loved the world that He have His only begotten so, that whoever believes on Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.
When I was eleven years old, I came to the realization that I was a sinner (For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23) and needed to accept what Christ did for me on the cross in order to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. I prayed the simple salvation prayer, which goes something like this:
Dear Jesus, I believe in You. I believe that you died on the cross for me and rose the third day and are now in Heaven preparing a place for me. I want to accept Your gift of everlasting life and spend eternity with You. Please come into my life and save me from my sin. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Because I accepted what Christ did for me on the cross and made the decision for salvation, I am promised an eternity in Heaven when I die. For me departing this life is not the end, but rather the beginning of a perfect eternity with the Creator. There will be no pain or heartache, just perfection and peace. I am also promised help in this life; a Rock I can cling to and a Refuge I can run to.
If you are unsure of where you will spend eternity, I encourage you to pray the prayer above. The Lord will not deny anyone who comes to Him (John 6:37).
If you have any questions about salvation or want to know more about Christ's redeeming work on the cross please [please!] don't hesitate to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org