What is the Best News Ever?
God knows everything about you – he knows all the good things about you – and he knows all the bad things about you.
He knows that sometimes you’ve done wrong things and sometimes, others have done wrong things to you.. He knows the dark feelings, thoughts or actions that can rise up inside you. They can hurt other people and keep you from knowing and experiencing God’s love.
That makes God sad because he has much better things for you. He wants to give you Hope and here’s how:
God loves you so much that he sent his son Jesus to earth.
Jesus came as a person, like you. In everything he did, he showed us what God is like. Even though he was perfect, he was arrested and killed like a criminal. Now that might sound like a terrible mistake, but it really wasn’t.
By dying on the cross, Jesus chose to suffer pain. To enter into all the bad things in all the world, to suffer them with us, and to take them on his shoulders. So he could smash them! Three days later, God brought him back to life so that nothing can ever separate you or anyone else from experiencing God’s love!
This is why you can have hope. It’s like a great big gift that God wants to give you.
God wants you to say ‘yes’ to receiving his gift.
When you do this, God puts his Holy Spirit inside you. The Holy Spirit changes your heart so you can love God and love others.
He gives you his power to make a difference in the world and promises he will always be with you and will never leave you.
This is the Best News Ever!
It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are or what you’ve done. God wants everyone – young and old to come to him and say ‘yes’. If you want to receive this gift of hope and love, you can tell God in prayer today….