“The greatest evidence of God’s desire for us to know Him and be in relationship with Him was the sending of His Son.” *
Jesus came so we may know life: life eternal and life abundant.
He came so that we may know forgiveness: absolute and complete, with sins buried in the depths of the sea, spread as far as the east is from the west, and remembered no more.
He came so that we may know God firsthand: He is the mediator between us, through His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection.
We have an opportunity to know the extraordinary–the true and living God–but we have to take action. We need to walk forward in faith and accept the opportunity to know Him firsthand. We receive His forgiveness and receive eternal life by confessing our sins and accepting Jesus’s atonement for them through His death on the cross.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).
This is a season of resurrection. Will you allow Him to resurrect your soul and give you a new and living hope? Will you come to know Him?
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3 NKJV).
I know whom I have believed.
Francee Strain, March 27, 2018
*Quotation taken from Francee Strain, No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose, (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2017), 72.
Photo by Francee Strain