#9116 Size: 6” x 4.25”
The greatest love story. Since the beginning of humanity, there have been love stories. Beautiful and sad ones. Movies, TV and magazines are full of them. Love, passion, adventures and tragic romances. The greatest love stories often end in tragedy. Romeo and Juliet is an example. But, there is a true love story that has an eternal happy ending.
God loves you! His love for you is sincere and unreserved! In God’s eyes you are one of His valued creations.
He wrote you a love letter. It is recorded in the Bible; there you can read the words addressed to you. In the Gospel of John 3:16, for example, God makes a declaration of love for you. In it, God shows the depths of His love and what this love led Him to do for you: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” In other words, God says to you personally: “The love I feel is so great that I decided to sacrifice what I hold most precious: my only begotten Son. So, if you believe in Him, you will not perish but have eternal life.”
What do you think of God’s love declaration? Maybe you’re wandering through life without direction and without being loved. But now there is an opportunity provided by God. What is your reaction to this opportunity? Will you despise it? Will you reject it and simply cast Him aside? You know, you can ignore, mock or fight against God, but there is something you are unable to do: You can’t prevent God from continuing to direct His infinite love toward you!
God wants your happiness! He has the power to totally renew your life. This is your big chance. Do not neglect your eternal happiness. Put your trust in God, for He says:
– “I love you! That’s why I will forgive all your guilt and save you from eternal destruction.”
– “I love you! That’s why I desire to give you eternal peace and present you with everlasting happiness.”
– “I love you! That’s why I desire to guide you with my strong arm and watch over you with my eye, until you reach the glorious and eternal goal—heaven!
The proof of His love was confirmed by the voluntary death of His Son on the cross. Jesus Christ died but rose from the dead. He lives!
Say “yes” to Jesus Christ, with all your heart! Then, at the same instant, the love of God is poured out on your life by the Holy Spirit. There is nothing better or more valuable than being loved by God and choosing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life. This results in having a newfound joy of living and assurance that you are forever sheltered in God’s arms. However, rejecting God means to choose, consciously, to follow the path to eternal perdition.
Make the right decision! Say “yes” and accept the offer of love made by God. It can be done through a prayer like this: “Lord Jesus! I believe you died on the cross for my guilt. I believe that you rose again and are alive! I open my heart to receive your love, and I ask you to forgive my sins. I pray that, from now on, you will be in charge of my life. I place myself completely under your grace and love. Amen!”