God. That's right. God.
is not out to get you, he loves you. He delights in you. He wants you
see, originally everyone knew about God and talked with him. Life was
easy, everyone had a good time, it was wonderful. A party perhaps. God
took care of everything.
then those people decided that they wanted to be like god, powerful.
They wanted to be important, to do it on their own. So God said "Okay,"
you can. But
there was a price in this.
was they turned their back on God. If they are going to do it on their
own, to be important, they don't need God anymore. So they left God.Problem
was they really weren't very powerful, and they didn't do a very good
job. They messed up. Their kids messed up. Everyone after them messed
we mess up too, just like these people. We all now are all born independent of God and not knowing
God. And when we die, we will also be away from God and heaven.So
how do we get out of this mess? We need to correct this problem of being
independent of God, we need to surrender.But
even that is something that we can't do on our own. God had to help
us with that. God himself came down to earth and did it for us. Jesus
of Nazareth was God living in a person. Jesus surrendered to God completely,
even to point of death. When we accept him and his life, his complete
surrender becomes ours. Jesus in exchange accepts our life
and pays a penalty for the way we acted and is himself separated from
God momentarily. It is an exchange, a trade. Jesus gets our life, and
we get his. What a deal!God
did all of this because he loves us so very, very much and wants us
back so very, very bad. Wouldn't you like to know him? Think about it,
and say this prayer and if you do:
realize that I have messed up and am separated from you. I realize that
I can't fix that on my own and need Jesus. I accept Jesus' life and
give him mine. I surrender my life to you, I ask you to come into my
life and change me so that I may know you.Amen