History is made up of stories. Some are wonderful and fun; some are sad and cruel. History tells the story of what men and women have done since the beginning of the world. And it tells the story of what God is doing today in our hearts and our nations.
Some of history is written down; most of it is not. Even today, right now, you are making history. What you do and say today, tomorrow, and the next day changes the lives of the people you know. It does not matter if it is written down in a book somewhere or not. The God of all history knows everything we do, and He remembers it. The only thing He does not remember is our mistakes when we ask Him to forgive us.
But even more exciting than God remembering everything we do is that He uses it as part of His bigger plan to do good things in our world. And God uses the things that other people do to us as part of His plan, even when those things are wrong or hurt us.
The Biggest Mistake
The most amazing part of God’s plan is the way He made to fix the biggest mistake anyone ever made. When God created the world and people, He lived with them. They talked and walked and did all sorts of things together. He gave people one rule to follow. Just one. But they broke it. And when they did, they broke the relationship they had with God. And they broke everything about the world. Things stopped working right. Plants stopped growing right. All of a sudden, they couldn’t live with God anymore. Imagine what it would feel like to be separated from the one person you love more than anyone else.
It hurt, a lot. And it hurt God. God knew they couldn’t fix it. It was too big of a mess. So, later in history, He made a way to fix it. He came back and lived with people again. He came as Jesus. But, Jesus kept the rules. He never broke God’s rules all of His life. And then, in the most amazing moment in history, He died and took the punishment all people deserved for all the rules they had broken. And, He took the punishment for all the people who would live later in history, even you and me today.
The End of the Story?
If that is where the story ended, it would be the saddest story in history. But, God made it the most wonderful. Jesus didn’t stay dead! Death and the broken rules were no match for Him! He came back to life and lived again with the people He loved more than anything! Jesus promised He would stay with us and live with us in a special way until the day when He brings us all together to live the way we were always supposed to. But, if we want to be part of that special day, we have to ask Jesus to make us part of it. We have to tell Him that we are sorry for breaking His rules and ask Him to forgive us because Jesus already took our punishment. We have to ask Him to live with us and help us live like He wants us to. You can talk to God anytime and anywhere. You might want to say something like: Dear God, I know I have done things I shouldn’t have. I’ve made a mess of things. But, I believe that you love me and want to live with me. I believe Jesus already took the punishment I deserve. Please forgive me and live with me. Help me learn more about You. Thank You. I love you, too. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Talk to someone you know who loves Jesus. Tell them that you have asked God to forgive you and live with you. Read a Bible. Keep praying. Tell God you need lots of help learning more about Him. And He will help you! He promised!
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