I’ve met people who say they can’t accept the free gift of Christ because they have done something “unforgivable”. They don’t deserve it, they claim.
That’s why it’s called grace.
His grace to forgive when we deserve death. Ezekiel 33:11 says:
“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?”
These are not my words. I’m not calling you wicked. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God is calling us what we truly are. Wicked. Who among us is without sin?
God doesn’t desire for anyone to die without knowing Him. He truly calls us continually to Himself, desiring a relationship with us. That’s why He made us. For His enjoyment and Glory.
If our sins are truly too great for forgiveness, as some have said, then God has limits. Well, my God has no limits. He made our universe and everything in it. I cannot fathom such intelligence. Can you?
He gave us Jesus to redeem our sins. The perfect gift. He sacrificed His son’s life for us – certainly very costly to Him. But, free to us. The rest of the story, the resurrection and the assention of Jesus into Heaven is beautiful. A perfect ending, but a beautiful beginning, as well, seated at the right hand of the Father.
God sent his gift of Jesus not because we deserve it – but because we had no other way of earning it. We can’t “earn” our way into a relationship with Him. We are human, full of failed efforts when we try to “be good”.
He made us to give us life, not death. He doesn’t force Himself on us. It’s an invitation, a choice He gives us.
When we choose Him through faith in Jesus Christ, faith in the fact that he died for our forgiveness, we have life. Eternal life.
Life with Him is an adventure, filled with wonder and blessings.
Have you opened the door?