An Introduction to Jesus
I would love to introduce you to Jesus. He knows you but you may not know Him. Jesus has done something for you that no one else could ever do, including you.
You see, you may not realize this but when God created the world and everything in it, His greatest desire was to have relationship with us. We had a perfect relationship with God free from sin, then one day everything changed. We made a decision with eternal consequences. We were deceived into believing that we could be just like God. And in making that decision we brought about a separation between us and God called sin. Gen 2:1-3:19
Because God is Holy and perfect He cannot abide sin so our relationship with Him has been damaged. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do ourselves to correct that damage. Trying to be perfect won’t work, following a strict set of rules won’t work, burning a sacrifice won’t work and saying sorry wouldn’t work either. All of these things are temporary solutions and unable to be sustained. The damage was too great.
We needed help! We needed someone greater than us to save us. The only way our relationship could be restored was by a perfect - all in one atoning sacrifice being made.
This is where God, because He loves us so much sent His son to be that atoning sacrifice. Jesus was the only one who could pay the price for everyone including you. He was nailed to a cross and suffered and died for you and for me. Then 3 days later the most amazing thing happened, He was raised back to life and is now seated with God in heaven.
So why is having a relationship with God so important?
Because God made you and loves you deeply. He loves you more than anyone else in the world. He thought of you and planned for you before the dawn of time Psalm 139:16. God knows you better than you know yourself Psalm 139:13-14 God created you and sees you as His precious child Gal 3:26 and God does not want to spend eternity without you! 1 Timothy 2:3-4
Whether you realize it or not there is a longing in your heart, a God-shaped hole that only God can fill. We often try to fill that hole with all sorts of things but it is a longing that only God can fulfill. We need God in our earthly lives.
So how can you respond to what God has done for you?
It is a decision that only you can make, no one can make it for you and it’s simply this. Confess to God that you are a sinner Romans 3:23 and the price of this is death Romans 6:23 but today you understand that Jesus has paid the price for you Romans 5:8 & Romans 10:8-10 and that you accept that gift of grace from God (Eph 2:4-5). Ask Him to come into you heart and fill that God shaped hole, guide you and be a part of your life for the rest of your days. That’s it!
By making this choice you have changed the course of your life forever! You have now received God’s gift of eternal life and the Holy Spirit now lives in you helping and guiding you through life.
What do I do now?
What a wonderful decision you have made! You are at the beginning of a journey but you are not alone. There is a whole family of people who have made the same decision you have and would love to walk with you.
- It is so important that you tell someone. Either a pastor or another Christian. They can help you on this faith journey.
- Join a local faith community. We are not meant to do this life alone. We need the community and help of other people who believe. Eph 4:1-4
- Get a bible so that you can learn more about God and the people who follow him. Learn about what it means to follow Him. Your faith community can help you with this. Matt 4:4
- Start talking to God. He has been waiting to hear from you! Listen and He will speak to you. James 5:13-18
- Get baptized. The bible tells us to believe and be baptized. Your faith community will also help you with this. Acts 10:48
Lastly, would you consider telling me? It would bring me great joy to know that you have made this life changing decision. If you feel comfortable sharing, I would love to hear your story.