Have you ever turned binoculars around and looked through them backwards? They make everything look very far away. That’s how you look to God until you trust Jesus as your Savior. God made you, and He wants to be close to you…and have you close to Him. But He’s very nice. He won’t make you be close to Him if you don’t wanna be. So, here’s a question…why do you think someone wouldn’t wanna be close to God?
Some people don’t wanna be close to God because they feel guilty for bad things they’ve done. Others don’t wanna be close to God because they just wanna be the boss of everything. And others just want to be left alone.
Those are all sad reasons because they don’t have any hope in them.
There’s a place in the Bible where it says you CAN have hope. It says even though you may be “far off” from God you can be “brought near”. And the way you can be brought near to your Creator is to trust in Jesus who made it all possible. Jesus is God, the Son. He came to earth and became a human being. And He did that so He could take the real human punishment for all of the sins of everybody. I mean everybody…who ever lived or lives now or ever will live. Jesus could do that because He lead a perfect, sinless life. Then He allowed Himself to be put to death. But He rose again to show us how we can rise again, too.
If you don’t already trust Jesus, I hope you’ll learn more about Him. Wouldn’t you like to be close to God and live forever in His love? If not, write to me and tell me why. I know you’d be missing out on the best treasures you could ever imagine. But it’s your choice. Here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Do you wanna be close to God and live forever?
It’s really not that hard a thing to do.
Just trust that Jesus made the way there easy,
And He is there right now waiting for you.