Adam and Eve sinned and lost their closeness to God. They had to go away from God. But God loves us. He never stopped loving us, even though He hates our sins. He knew we cannot do anything to remove our sins. And our punishment is to be forever separated from Him. So to save us and bring us back to Him, He sent His Son, Lord Jesus, into this sinful world. Lord Jesus came to die for us on the cross and take our punishment on Himself. Can you even imagine such love from God for you and me – that He would give His Son to save us?
God tells us in the Bible in John 1:12: “To all who received Lord Jesus, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. ”That includes you and me when we accept Lord Jesus as our Savior and get God’s forgiveness! God wipes out our sins. He makes us clean and accepts us as His children!
Now He welcomes us with open arms as we run to Him calling “Abba! My Father!” He is delighted when we go to Him and talk to him and tell Him that we love Him. What joy to become part of God’s family and to have God Himself as our Heavenly Father! We have been ‘born again’ into God’s family! God tells us in the Bible in John 3:16: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have eternal life.”
”Prayer: “Dear Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful that I am Your child. Thank You for Your amazing love for me in sending Your Son to save me.”