“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
This is familiar scripture for many, but it bears repeating until everyone in the world has heard it and understands that it was meant for all people. This is a personal and individualized promise from God to you. Try repeating it and insert your name in place of world! It makes it very personal and that is the good news.
It doesn’t matter where you have been or what you have done, no sin is too big or too bad for God to forgive. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our wicked place and bear all our wrongs so that we would have forgiveness and reconciliation. Receiving this salvation is simply asking for forgiveness, accepting the forgiveness, turning away from a sinful life and letting Jesus rule in your heart. (Romans 8:2-4, Romans 10:9-12)
This love from God is more than we can understand or ever pay back. It is beyond anything we can comprehend. 1 John 3:1 says it like this, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
Thank you Father for your love!