Have you ever sat outside and looked at the stars? Thousands and thousands, millions and millions of dots shining in the sky. The Bible tells us that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and He counts the stars and names them. The heavens declare the glory of God, day after day their stars shine to proclaim the God of love.
God made the world and everything in it. Since He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve His needs—for He has no needs. He Himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need. From one man (Adam) God created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him—though He is not far from any one of us. For in Him we live and move and exist.
So, draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Seek God and you will find Him. For this life given by God to each of us, a life given by a loving God, is for relationship with Him.
Unfortunately, the world is tainted by sin — the bad things we’ve done, the bad thoughts we have made. Sin separates us from a Holy God, and there is no way to earn our way to heaven. Fortunately, God in His great love, before we even knew we needed Him, made a way for each of us to come into His presence. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus willingly came to this earth, the God-man Himself, and laid down His life in place of all our sins. He was sinless, yet took on our sins, my sins, your sins, upon His shoulders. He went to the cross as a sacrifice. Jesus died, was buried, and then rose again to give us a life that doesn’t end in death. Jesus Christ gave Himself up for those who will believe in Him so that they could have a restored relationship with God and have eternal life. Jesus is the way, the only way, to God the Father.
There is no greater love, no love like this, that would create heaven and earth, then come from heaven to earth to save His own creation. God’s love is a love like no other. God’s love calls to you, beckons you, to come to His love. Oh, come to the love of your heavenly Father, come to His Son, Jesus Christ. Open your heart to receive His love, and in return His love will come into your heart to free you forever in His love.
If you want to receive Jesus Christ as Your Savior, would you be willing to pray this prayer?
Heavenly Father, I can never be good enough for heaven, good enough to stand in front of a Holy God. God, I am a sinner, I’ve messed up, I’ve failed in many ways. God, I ask for your forgiveness for my sins. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for my sins and that You raised Him back to life. I want to trust Jesus as Savior of my life. Guide me and help me to follow You. I believe, God. I believe. I pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ who is now my Savior. Amen.
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