We don’t have to do anything to earn acceptance and love from the Creator of the universe.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemned the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believes on Him is not condemned.” (John 3:16-18).
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ. … God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. … For He has made Him [Jesus Christ] to be sin for us … that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).
Jesus Christ already paid for the whole package with His perfect life, his sacrificial death, and His victorious resurrection.
All we need to do is acknowledge that He has done it all for us and make Him our Lord.
Will we change? Yes.
Will we need to struggle to do so? No.
Will life become an instant bed of roses with no thorns? No.
Will we be filled with a peace and joy like we’ve never known before? Yes.
Will the Lord then hear us when we pray and rush to help us? Yes.
Will we have the security of knowing our eternity in His glorious presence is guaranteed? Yes, absolutely.
Overall, it’s the best deal we’ll ever be offered. If you haven’t taken Him up on it yet, my advice is DO IT!
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I have a very dear friend who is a children’s author and illustrator. I am particularly fond of one picture she created, depicting the power of Jesus’ resurrection from a heavenly angle, as a little child might best relate to it. I’m sharing it here in the hope that it adds to your joy on this delightful Resurrection Day!
If you would like to see more of Shyann Hine’s work or find out about her books, you can visit her publisher’s website: StEllenPress.Com.