God wants a relationship with us.
It's true! The God who created everything created us specifically to have a relationship with us. It's because He loves us, and He wants us to love Him back. For that to happen, He had to give us a choice...
With that freedom to choose, called free-will, the very first humans chose to be selfish and greedy – which is called sin. This resulted in separation from God which brings Him and us a lot of grief.
God knew we would do this before He even created humans, but knew it was worth the risk – and cost – for the joy it would bring to us and Him. Even though we have been separated from God, He had a plan in place for us to be restored.
It's all about Jesus.
Jesus has always been there, even before the world existed. In fact, He is God.
When Jesus came, He showed us how it was done. He is the only one who has ever or will ever live life perfectly. Since God requires perfection, He is the only way we can restore our relationship with God.
It's Life or Death...and Life.
Jesus coming wasn't just to brag about being God in the flesh. He came with a purpose. He came to bridge the gap between us and God, to restore us back to God because of His love for us.
But it didn't end there. Jesus came back to life! He did it to give us all hope.
So, now what? You know all the info, but what do you do with it? Let God's Word show the way:
It doesn't matter who you are or what you've done. Because of Jesus dying on the cross and coming back to life, the payment has been made. All you have to do is repent of your sins, trust that is who He says He is and did what He said He did, and confess it to be true!