I am convinced, after talking to hundreds, if not thousands, that one of the main reasons people reject the Christian faith is the failure of church-people to understand who the REAL GOD IS - and how He feels about the people on the earth.
I become more and more convinced of this as I share the gospel with others, especially police officers. They simply cannot imagine that the God in heaven who has given us His commands - commands that we repeatedly break - has any desire to be part of our lives. He is too perfect...we are too sinful.
Yes, you are sinful, very sinful. You have “screwed up...fouled up...messed up...” And you have done so in a thousand ways. You have failed in many ways and, yes, you are a “sinner.” But God has no desire to leave you in your sinful state...!
This is precisely why He sent His Son - His only Son - to bear your sins. Would you give your child to pay for the sins of the world? Of course not. Would you, compelled by love, die for the sins of a bin-Laden? No, you wouldn’t.
But God would - and did. Jesus was our sacrifice, our sin-bearer, our substitute. God, driven by love for you, “dumped” ALL of your sin upon His Son.
And it was not just because He loved you. God had an ulterior motive in the giving of His Son: HE WANTED TO INITIATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU!
That’s a bit extreme, is it not? Would you sacrifice your only child so you could have a relationship with people who don’t even want a relationship? Probably not.
But the CROSS is the message from God that He wants you: He covets a relationship with you: He wants to become part of your life.
GOD IS MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU.
Yes, He is holy, and you are not: He is perfect, and you are sinful. But, Jesus has bore our sins and now made it possible for us to have a Permanent Partner, a Loyal Lover, a Constant Companion, a Faithful Friend.
Right now, wherever you are - ask Him to reveal Himself to you.
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