God sent his Son to show he loves us


A Stream of Faith
By Charles Westbrook

“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” — John 3:17

Everyone is very familiar with this verse and John 3:16 and what it means. We know without doubt that God loves us so much that He sent His son to save us. All of us are sinners, and we need to recognize Him as our Lord and Savior. We learned this verse as a child and kept it in our minds and hearts. Jesus came to save us and give us a chance to get back in God’s favor. He loved us so much that He sent Jesus Christ to a dying world to save us.

We can’t have a relationship with God because of our sins. But when Jesus came, He paid a price so that we wouldn’t have to. He was nailed to the cross by His feet and His hands and cut on His side. He did all this for us so that one day we can claim Him as our Lord and Savior. He did all this for us and all we need to do is live for Him, tell others about Him and be a living witness for Him.

Some people still don’t believe or understand that by giving Jesus Christ their life, they would have everlasting life with Jesus Christ. They seem to not worry about what will happen when forever gets here. We need to tell others about our Friend and Savior. Witnessing to the many nonbelievers is easy if we tell them what Jesus Christ has done for us and what more He will and can do for us each day. He has done so much for us, and He wants to help us and do more.

Each day He loves us more, and we need to love Him more. One of the promises He made us is that He is arranging a place for us to be with Him and the Father. We have people who just do not believe. They won’t listen to anyone. Many think they don’t need to worry. If they go the other way, we must witness for Him and tell them what Jesus Christ has in store for us. It is our job to go out into the world and tell people about Him.

Yes, there is a lot of work to do.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, please be with us as we go day by day. Thank you for loving us and providing for us. Help us to tell others about you and your love for us. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Westbrook is a member of Pearl United Methodist Church and a regular contributor to the “Advocate.”