God is the creator and sustainer of life. He is wholly perfect. He is incapable of wickedness. He is wholly good. He does more than see you - He desires to connect your heart to His. He is loving, compassionate and patient. He is sorrowful over our sadness and He delights in our joy. He lives, feels, and knows you better than anyone else in the whole world. Read more about who God is.
We are the object of God’s affection. Like a parent views a child, so He sees us. He intentionally and beautifully attends to every moment of our lives from our first to our last. He loves you enough to give up the most precious part of His heart and He always wants to share a genuine relationship with you.
Every action brings about an effect. To put it simply, the freedom to choose which action to take in one situation introduced us to sickness, suffering, and death. When given the choice between becoming like God and obeying Him, mankind chose to try and be the same as Him. Finite man attempted to be the same as infinite and divine; and we are living in the fallout of that choice today. The original design of God’s perfect creation was bent and became imperfect, stained by the pride that had infected the heart of mankind. That imperfection has been passed down to every generation, dooming every individual that has ever been born.
We are rather helpless in the matter of our redemption. No amount of doing good things can change us on the inside. It would be like putting a bandaid on a severed body part -- an impractical, impossible way to fix things. It takes a supernatural act to mend what has been broken. Gratefully, the supernatural God who loves us has a plan: reconciliation through a perfect sacrifice of love. Jesus Christ died to pay our debt and by placing our trust in Him, we can truly be whole.
The word gospel literally means good news! We have the greatest news of all: Jesus Christ came into this world to save, love and strengthen the imperfect. If you are imperfect, you are qualified to receive God’s grace and love. The Bible tells us that ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’ (I Timothy 1:15) That good news gets even better. You don’t have to earn it, just receive it! ‘For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!’ (Romans 10:13)