Word babble. Here goes. Stay with me, it’s been a long day.
In a Christian aspect, God sees people as either dead or alive; in the spiritual sense that is…not good or bad. Like the Bible says- Hey man, face it, all of us have sinned and fallen short. Thankfully, God offered a peace token to the human race for all of our sin…because sin is unholy it separated God from His children. Because He loves us, He decided to try to find a loophole; a sacrifice to bring us back to Him. He decided to forgive our sins, with this exception: That we choose to believe He exists and love Him, and be set in holy ways. This is because He did not send His son to die for no reason. He sent His son to die, because He wanted a relationship. Yet He doesn’t force us to love Him. He offered a gift of reconciliation for our sin… and whether or not we are worthy of it or not, it is a free gift.
When someone gives you a gift, do you refuse to take it?
Say a friend or loved one, hurt you deeply. Despite your hurt, you offer them a gift to mend the broken relationship. What if they refused the gift?
Now since I believe in Jesus and that He is Lord, my creator looks at me and sees His gift, and that I have accepted it. (a.k.a. the blood of Jesus).
In the beginning, it was humanity that sinned against God, and at first we had to earn reconciliation with God. By obeying commandments that were hard to always obey, making sacrifices, and doing good deeds that were pleasing to God. Then the Savior, came to reconcile with us. He fulfilled all the prophecies of the Messiah and died on a cross because, my friends, God does love you… how do I know? Who would you die for? Would you try to mend a relationship with a race that hated you?
It is a packaged beautiful gift God has given to us. It’s our decision whether or not to accept that gift. That is where free-will comes in…but that is another long topic for another day.
It’s a free-will to love Him back, because if we decide to love Him back you see… He already loves us. Nothing could make God love you any more or less. He has already gotten down on one knee and proposed; it’s just up to us to accept and say, “YES”!
I compare it to an engagement, because being a child of God, and trusting is a relationship! Why did God create mankind? For relationship! Why pray? To talk to God, why else?
It’s not a religious pretend ritual that so many of us participate in. It’s an eternity long relationship. For some of you, you may be thinking, boy, that’s a lot of commitment! haha
Jesus has long ago proposed to me, and won my heart. I know I am unfaithful, but the great thing is despite that, He has decided to show me grace, no matter what I could ever do, He loves me. That is why I said, “Yes!”
2 Corinthians 4:18
“We look not to the things that are seen, but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are unseen are eternal.”