Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13. God gave his precious son to die for our sins on the cross.
Anyone who has had a son or daughter, that they have lost to death, has had a glimpse of what God went through when he gave us his son. The most precious thing that belongs to someone is their family and especially their children. Jesus was God’s son before his birth on this earth. This should show you how much God sacrificed because he loves us. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
I have had close family members to die and have seen other family members lose someone close to them. My sister lost her baby, Shelly when she was six months old. She didn’t choose to give her daughter to death. She was a special little girl who God loved and took at an early age. I have only caught of glimpse of what it would be like to lose a child to death. It is an overwhelming grief that takes a lifetime to overcome.
God loved us so much that he decided to give his son as a sacrifice on the cross. I can only imagine that giving your child to death is much harder than to lose a child suddenly. To see your child suffer a terrible death on a cross. To see your child spit upon and beaten and then mocked would be unbearable. Our sins were laid upon Jesus on the cross, so we could be forgiven.
Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when he died in our place; so that whosoever believes in him might have eternal life. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Jesus told his disciples that he must go to the Father but one day he will return to receive us unto himself. John 14:3 says, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” You must receive Jesus as your Savior or you will miss his second coming.
If you are ready to accept Jesus as your Savior then all you have to do is go to him in prayer. If you don’t know what to say when you pray then you can use this prayer as a model prayer, but you must pray from your heart. Jesus isn’t looking for an elegant prayer but a heart-felt prayer.
Lord Jesus, I humbly come before you to ask for your forgiveness for my sins. I believe you came to this earth, died and arose the third day. I believe you died for the sins of the world including mine. I ask you to be my Savior and come into my heart. Please accept me into your family and make me your son. In Jesus name I pray. Amen