1 John 4:9-10 tells us, “God showed how much He loved us by sending His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins”.
God would rather die than live without you!
John 3:16 is God’s promise of this, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life”.
Maybe you’re asking, “How can it be that simple?” Unfortunately, much about Salvation has been affected by the world also. It has been made into some thing that has to be achieved. It has been made into a set of rituals and rules. Again, the world has used its camouflage to trap us into not listening to the truth, into stumbling through the darkness, searching for something more complicated.
God wants you to understand and use His Direction to get through the darkness, to the truth.
In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world, if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life”.
In John 14:6, Jesus tells us, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me”.
God’s invitation to His gift of everlasting life through His Son, Jesus Christ is the most important event in our lives. We can go through this life searching, hunting for something else, deceiving ourselves into believing all the lies that this world has to offer, rationalizing all the events in our lives to keep us from believing the truth. But the truth is there, the true Compass, Jesus Christ, continues to point the way. It would be unwise not to follow a compass when you are lost in the wilderness, not to believe in the directions it gives you. How much more unwise is it not to follow the One that points to everlasting life, Jesus Christ?