We live in a world full of goodness and suffering and sometimes it is hard to make sense of it all. Is there a God who made all of this or are we here by chance? If there is a God, why do we suffer? The Bible teaches us that there is a God who made everything, including his most prized creation, us. God is filled with love and mercy towards us, but he will not force us to love him. Rather, God is looking for a relationship of mutual choice and love.
When God created the first human beings, they chose to walk away from God. Ever since that day, our world has suffered because we have distanced ourselves from him and his goodness. Even though he is full of mercy and forgiveness, he is also a just God and thankfully so. He cannot allow harmful behaviors, our sins, to go unpunished. But, there is hope!
God gave us a second chance by becoming one of us. God became human, in the form of Jesus. He sacrificed his own life, paying the penalty of sin, so that we may live eternally with Him. God loves you THAT much!
God is not willing that any should perish but that all would turn away from their sins and turn back towards him. When you place your faith in the sacrifice of Jesus, you are turning back to God, and God, who is a loving parent, will welcome you home with open arms. Won't you turn your life back to him today?