John 3:16 (NCV)
“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost but have eternal life.”
God is known as a loving father and from the beginning of creation knew our hearts would be full of sin. Our sins make us enemies of God. But with God’s unfailing love and grace our sins can be forgiven. The forgiveness can only be done by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouths that Jesus died on the cross for the punishment of our sins. Because of this, we can spend eternity in heaven with God. This action of love shows how much God loves us that He would send His only son to suffer the painful death that we deserve in our place, so we do not have to experience eternal punishment as the result of our sins against God. In John 15:13 Jesus said, “The greatest love a person can show is to die for his friends…” and Jesus did just that.
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
We thank you for your love and yet due to our rebellion against you, you still choose us to be your people. All we have to do is repent and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ is Lord and died for our sins. We know Jesus is the only way for us to be with you in heaven when we die. Please continue to be with us as we live our lives that is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!