What does Grant County need more than anything?

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This is a question I ask all of you who happened to be reading this article. What are the major problems or issues facing the county and personal dilemmas needing scrutiny and investigation? What is the future for the county? What is the root cause of most problems we all face daily? Is the root lack of finances? Leadership? Drugs? Scandals? Incompetence?
I propose we look at the heart of the matter, yes, your heart and mine. The true root of all evil, corruption, addiction, immorality, etc., is separation from God, the result of falling “short of God’s glory.” (Romans 3:23).
In the Bible, God declared through Apostle Paul the previous scripture for insight and knowledge of the condition of mankind’s heart. Jeremiah, the prophet of the Old Testament, declared, “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
God knows it! The results of this wicked and deceitful heart are evident to all who see the evil choices mankind makes, even daily.
Yes, the better word for this biblically is sin. God has given us a conscience to choose good or bad, life or death, love or hatred, etc. He wired mankind with choices. Sadly, we all make bad sinful choices in our lives.
Now, what does Grant County need more than anything? A change of heart. Christ can give you a new heart! A heart of His love, kindness and goodness, willing to impact those in Grant County making changes for the better, one person at a time. Christ is available, will you choose His love and forgiveness of you sin? Give Jesus a chance!
 (Bob Tarasiak is the minister at Sherman Baptist. He can be reached at tarasiak@live.com or at 859-428-2695.)