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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God’s Timeless Truth
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted” (John 3:16-17, MSG).
Jesus said, “I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]” (John 10:9-10, AMP).
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10, NLT).
For those who come to Christ and make Him Lord of their lives, we have assurance that “anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18, NLT).
“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole” (1 Peter 1:3-5, MSG).
So now, dear friend… “May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope” (Romans 15:13, AMPC).
(Emphasis added on scripture).