God has always been around. He lived forever in the past. We don’t really know what that’s like because we all had a starting day. You and I didn’t live forever in the past. But you and I can live forever in the future because loves us so much. Did you know He loved you before you were even born? It’s true. He put you together inside your mom. And before you and I were born…before anyone was born, God starting making plans for us. He wants us to live forever, and because He’s so smart, He figured out a way to do that even if we mess up. Isn’t that cool?
There’s a place in the Bible where it says God was working things out “before time began“. That means before YOUR time began. Before my time began. Before human beings began. But not before God. Time has always been here because God has always been here. He didn’t make it up. He made us. And our time began when He made us. The main thing to remember is He made you because He loves you. He wants you to live with Him forever. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to keep from making mistakes. All God asks is that you believe and trust in Jesus because Jesus lived a life with no mistakes. He is perfect.
Jesus always lived as God the Son in a spirit form until He became a man. Then He took a horrible punishment for you so you wouldn’t have to. Some people killed Him because He didn’t do things the way they thought He should. But guess what? Jesus came back from the dead and went up into Heaven. But not before He told His friends how we could all do that, too. So, do you see why it’s so important to choose Jesus? Do you see how much God loves you? He made you in His own image, and you were YOU even before you were born. Here’s a rhyme to help you remember…
Even before you were born
God was making a plan
For us to live in His love.
Jesus became a man
Whose life would pay the full debt
For all the bad things done.
God made a way for your life,
And that Way is His Son.