Jesus loves me

Have you ever heard about a place called Heaven? Heaven is God’s home. The Bible tells us that in Heaven, the street of the city is pure gold, like clear glass.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Revelation 21:21

God tells us many other things about His home. No one is ever sick there. No one ever dies. There is no night there. Every person in Heaven will always be happy.

God made Heaven and earth. He made you, too, and He loves you very much.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”¬† John 3:16

This means He loves each person, including you and me. Because God made you and loves you, He wants you to be part of His family and be with Him in Heaven someday.

But there is one thing that can never be in Heaven. That one thing is sin. Sin¬†is disobeying the rules God has given¬†in His book, the Bible. God’s Word¬†tells us we are all sinners.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

All means every one of us, including you and me. Sin separates you and me from God because He is perfect, without any sin at all. God cannot allow sin where He is. God has said sin must be punished. The punishment for sin is death, or separation from God forever.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

God knew there was nothing you could do to get rid of your sin. He knew you could not be good enough to please Him. But He loves you and wants you to be His child. So He made a way for you to be forgiven, so that you can go to Heaven.

God loves you so much. He sent His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth from Heaven. He was born as a tiny baby. We celebrate His birth on Christmas day. He grew up and became a man. Jesus was different than any other person who lived on the earth. He never did even one wrong thing. He is perfect. One day wicked men put a crown of thorns on His head and nailed the Lord Jesus to a cross. The Bible says while He hung there, God put all your sins on Him.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

When Jesus was nailed to the cross, what came from His hands and His feet? The answer is blood.

Without shedding of blood is no remission. Hebrews 9:22

Jesus took your punishment of death¬†for sin. He suffered so much. Then¬†He cried with a loud voice, “It is finished.” When you finish a job, how much is left to do? Nothing. The Lord Jesus came to earth to take our punishment for sin. And He finished¬†the work when He died on that cross.

The Bible says, “Christ died for¬†our sins … and was buried.”

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Three days after Jesus was buried a wonderful thing happened. God gave Him life again. He raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus is a living Savior. He wants to be your Savior Рto save you from your sin.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

God loves you. God says if you believe¬†in Jesus you will not perish – you¬†will not be separated from God¬†forever. He will forgive your sins. God says, “whosoever believeth.” We could¬†put your name in the place whosoever.”

If you believe in Jesus as your Savior, He will give you everlasting life.

That’s the kind of life you need to live¬†in Heaven with God. If you believe on¬†the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior,¬†He will forgive your sin. And He will¬†be with you always and give you power¬†to obey God. You can tell Jesus today¬†that you have sinned and that you¬†believe He died for you.

You can pray and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin and to be your Savior.

Simply pray:

Dear Jesus, forgive my sins and be my Savior. I believe that You died on the cross, and I want You to save me so that someday I can be with You in Heaven. Thank you for being my Savior.