Whether or not you feel like it, God knows you, He loves you, and He wants the best for you. Psalms 139:13b;14b – “You knit me together in my mother’s womb… I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”
But there’s a problem…
You can fool others. You might even be able to fool yourself. But there’s no fooling God. Heaven is a place of sinless perfection, and that’s not you. (Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” ) In fact, the price for sin is death, and the place for sinners is hell: forever separation from God (Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death…” )
Jesus is the Answer.
What if someone, a very Perfect SomeOne, were willing to pay your way? God’s love for you – long before you were even born – prompted Him to ask Jesus to do just that: to pay your death sentence with His sinless life and take your place. Romans 5:8”But God demonstrated His Love towards us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” John 3:16“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
So what’s your part?
Here’s why it’s called “Good News”: there’s nothing for you to do… the work has been done and your ticket is paid in full! To “claim your ticket”, you just need to be humble enough – and honest enough – to admit you need it, and believe He’s good enough to give it. 1 Peter 3:18(a)For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God Romans 10:9If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Best! Gift! Ever!
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God… to those who believe in His name.