My faith is based on the Bible. I know that the Creator of the heavens and the earth is also the One who created me. He is almighty and powerful but most of all He is holy. He only does what is right and pure.
But what about us? What about me? To be honest, we are not pure, we are not holy. People all live a life that contradicts the rules set by the Owner. We lie, gossip, cheat, envy, lust, kill (at least in our thoughts) … All of us deserve the death penalty which means to be eternally separated from God.
But there is hope!
I believe that Jesus*, the Son of God, came to this world to take our death penalty on His shoulders. Even though He had never done anything wrong, He willingly died for our sins. Because of His sacrifice the price for our sins has been paid and we can be free. And because He was innocent, He rose from the death and lives.
God calls out to us to repent and ask for forgiveness for our rebellion against Him. To accept Jesus as our Lord and Master, to walk His ways.
The choice is (y)ours.
When I was 11 years old I made the choice to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life. I have never regretted my choice. I can live in the freedom of doing God’s will. That may not sound like freedom, but it truly is. I do no longer have to be lead by my own desires, plans or fear. I can trust my life into the hands of Someone who is way bigger and wiser than me. And whatever may happen, I am sure of one thing: when I die, I will be with Him forever. I will be home!
*His real name is actually Yeshua, in Hebrew. The word ‘Jesus’ in itself doesn’t have a meaning, whereas Yeshua means Salvation, Redeemer, Savior, etc.
It is a little bit like my name. Anak means ‘child’. But if you changed 1 of the letters, it would lose its meaning.