There are plenty of truths and facts, dealing with physics, history, reality, and the natural world that we accept and live by each day…
Although these truths are important, they pale in comparison to one most vital truth we as humans need to grasp and accept; The truth about our one and only eternal, creator God who loves us and wants to be in relationship with us.
Have you ever felt as though there is distance between you and God? Have you felt uncertain about His desires and plans for you. Well, God’s message to us is that He is incredibly interested in us. That we are disconnected from Him, and He wants to do something about that!
In the Bible, God’s main source of information to us, He tells us very clearly where the problem originates. In Romans 3:23, we read: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Don’t be confused by some expressions here that may be a little new to you. God’s message to us is very clear. Each of us have done things wrong within our lives: Everyone! Me, You, our family members, our friends, everyone including the nicest people we know! And the result is, we “fall short”. We come up short concerning the ability to be accepted by God and have a friendship with Him. But that’s not all. Romans 6:23 tells us: “for the wages of sin is death”. Not only are we not experiencing a friendship or relationship with God, we are in trouble. There exists a cost, a price, a payment or result for the things we have done wrong. God’s message to us calls this result death. What is that? Well, if God is life, then it more fully explains the way things look for us for the future. He is life, for ever, and we will experience a separation from Him forever, which is referred to as death. The Bible graphically portrays what that eternally disconnected experience from God will be like. Ever hear anyone say, “man, my job is hell!” Well, that expression originated from the terrible place that we will go to after we die if we do not have a relationship with God.
Yet there is Good News. The second part of Romans 6:23 says: “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. God, in the person of Jesus Christ (the Christmas story) came to our world 2,000 years ago. Jesus proved that He was God (read the book of Mark) and was executed, not for His sins or crimes (God is perfect), but for ours. Acts 20:21 tells us that if we would “repent” (feel sincerely sorry for what we have done wrong and desire to change) and “have faith” (believe that Jesus is God, Lord. He insists on managing our lives, and also believe that He died substitutionally for us, was buried (which proved that He really did die) and rose from the grave three days later, we can have a relationship with God. This relationship includes a quality existence now, and eternal life with God forever. Who would not want to accept this free offer and gift of forgiveness and acceptance by God!
What About You?
If you would like to have a friendship with God, please just pray this prayer:
“Jesus, I believe that you are God. I believe that you came to earth 2000 years ago and proved that you are God. I know that you died on the cross for my sins, you were buried and you rose again from the dead three days later. God, I have done many things wrong in my life. I would like to repent of my sins. I am so sorry for the things I have done wrong and I desire to change. I now ask you Jesus, to come into my life and become my Lord, my God and my Savior. Thank you Jesus for Saving me.”
If you prayed that prayer, please contact us and let us know. We’ll provide some information for you that will help you develop your new relationship with God and get you plugged into a local church!