Do You Know?

Most everyone senses that something is not right in the universe or in their lives. It may be a pronounced emptiness, a deep longing for meaning, a nagging awareness or an infrequent uneasiness that something is wrong.   The reality is that God created us for a growing life of purpose and peace in friendship and fellowship with Him. The "something that's not right" is the separation that sin produces. God is holy (just, sinless and perfect). We are not. We have chosen our own selfish ways that the Bible calls "sin". Regardless of how severely we "feel it", what Romans 3:23 says is true: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory (radiant holiness) of God." In the Old Testament Isaiah says, "your iniquities (sins) have made a separation between you and your God" (59:2)

In spite of this God seeks to make us aware of this "gap" and our need for Him.

We may seek to bridge this gap ourselves. All our efforts whether good works, religion, or just trying to do our best fall short. (Isaiah 64:6)
The chasm remains and looms uncrossable regardless of our works, efforts or intensions.

But God has a plan! He bridged the gap from His side to ours. In His perfect time and place Jesus took on human flesh to rescue us from an eternity separated from God. (Hell)

"For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6

Why would He do this? "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

Yes, God loves you and sent Jesus to died in your place, paying the penalty for your sin. He rose again to give you the gift of eternal life. Romans 6:23 says, "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

To be enjoyed a gift must be received. We accept the gift of forgiveness and eternal life by faith, trusting in Jesus as our Savior, that He died in our place, paying for our sins and rose again in victory over sin and death.

Where are you in relation to Him. Have you "crossed over" the chasm of eternal separation and death by way of Jesus?

Turn to Christ right now. Trust Him as your only hope of heaven. Maybe you want to make this prayer your own? "Lord Jesus, thank you for take my place on the cross and paying for all may sins, past, present and future. I receive you now as my Savior. Thank you for coming back from the dead to give me eternal life with You."

When you trust Jesus you shouldn't look for a "feeling" but take Him as His word. Feelings will come and go, but God's promises will endure.