For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 – New International Version (NIV)
Our Father in heaven loved us from the beginning. He so loved us that even before he created us his thoughts were:
.. “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,..” Genesis 1:26 – New International Version (NIV)
Isn’t that incredible? The Almighty God, the one and only, who created the whole universe, had the idea to create a human being just like himself. In the next verses, we can read:
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them
male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27 – New International Version (NIV)
He created mankind and as we know, God himself was communicating with Adam in the Garden of Eden. But, when the fall came, a wall came up between God – the creator of Heaven and Earth – and the human being. So God wanted that communication back, which he had in the very beginning. He wants to talk to us, just like he was talking to Adam and Eve. He wants to make our lifes like Garden Eden.
But there is only one way to get back to that place with God. God gave his one and only begotten son for us. He lived a life without any mistakes, any anger; a life full of love. And Jesus died on the cross for our sins and bondages so that we can regain that connection, which God had at the very beginning with Adam and Eve. Jesus didn’t just die. He rose again on the third day. And whoever believes in him will have eternal life.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 – New International Version (NIV)
Let us be disciples of Jesus and tell others about the true loving and living God.
God bless you!