I haven’t really studied other religions. I grew up in a Christian home, was taught about Jesus in our home and at church and I believed it. As an adult, I accepted Jesus as my savior.
in the Bible, Jesus said he loves me. He said that when he died on the cross that that paid for all of my sins. I believed him then and I believe him now. He said that my sins, all those times when I didn’t love God with all of my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength and the times when I didn’t love my neighbor as I love myself, when I hated, when I coveted and envied, when I lied, when I lusted and committed adultery in my heart, when I stole, and all the other things that I did wrong, those separated me from God our father. But he added that his sacrifice was enough to pay for all my sins.
When I heard all of that, and understood and believed it I stopped looking for any other answer. I had found out about a God who loves me so much that he came looking for me and has done everything I need to be forgiven and loved and welcomed into a family, into his family.
I read a verse in the gospel of John this morning that brought this all back to me.
“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
I am convinced that there is no better offer out there. In Jesus I have a God who loves me, who sought me and bought me. To whom shall I go?
Jesus I too believe that you are the Holy One of God and that you have the words of eternal life.