Do you want to know who?
The God of heaven and earth – and He really wants you to know Him.
He knows you!
When God created this universe, He already knew exactly how He would make you. He knew the colour of your hair, your eyes, your skin. He knew what talents He would give you, He knew the family He would give you, and He longed for the day when you would be born, and could begin to know Him. He thinks you are amazing!
The Bible says: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:13-14).
He loves you, because He loves you, because He loves you, because....
Sometimes it does not feel like God can care about us, with all the bad stuff that we have done. Maybe you don’t feel good enough for God.
But the truth is that no matter what you have done, or haven’t done – even if you think you have completely messed up: God loves you. And the best thing is that it’s all for free.
It is by grace – grace means free!
It is a gift that has everything to do with the one who gives, and does not depend on the behaviour of the one who receives. You cannot do anything so good that you earn His love – He just loves you! You can’t do anything so bad that you stop His love either – He just loves you! He doesn’t love you because of what you are – He loves you because of who He is. And He is LOVE. It is who He is. Perfect love. In the Bible we read that And because He is love, He loves you, because He loves you, because He loves you, and I could continue to say this forever!
What about all the pain in the world?
Maybe you’re thinking that there’s too much pain in the world, too much pain in your life, for God to really care about you. So let me explain a little:
God is love, and life, and the light of the world. But the enemy of God, the devil, comes to steal, kill and destroy. So when people turn away from God’s love, they end up with hate. When they turn away from God’s light, they end up in darkness. When they turn away from God’s life, they will end up with death.
God doesn’t want this for anyone.
However, He also does not want to force anyone to be with him. Because He loves you, He doesn’t want to see you in pain. So He did the only thing He could – He; Jesus, the son of God, chose to take the hatred, the darkness and the death that people had turned towards, all the pain of this world, and He took it all on the cross. The Bible tells us: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
He paid the ultimate price for our turning away. And because He took our death, He gives us His life. Because He took our darkness, He offers us His light. And taking upon Himself the hatred of the world, He gives us His love.
Not a bad exchange, right?
Remember I said He thinks you’re to die for?
That’s because He already did. Jesus chose to die for you, so that He could give you the free gift of His love. Will you receive the gift He’s offering?
In the following videos of WonByOne we will explain more about what the Bible teaches about God, Jesus, and how to get to know Him. If you want to receive the gift He’s offering you can always check out the video on how to be saved, but it would also be good for you to watch the rest of the videos.