When we accept Jesus as our savior, something wonderful happens. Our old selves die like Jesus died, and just like he came back
to life, we are born again to a new way of life.
Now when God looks at us, he no longer sees our
sins and imperfections. Instead he sees the perfect form of Jesus standing in
We give him all of our struggles, fears, and guilt and find rest
in his unchanging promises. When life is not certain, we have a God who is.
But there's more.
If someone came in front of a firing squad and
offered to die in your place, how would you thank them? Would you immediately
go out and do the same crime all over again?
We show our gratitude to Jesus by feeling sorrow at
the sins we have done, the ones that he came to die for. Out of love for him,
we try not to do them again. Instead we do the things that bring us closer to
the God who came closer to us. We’re still not perfect, but we want to be more
like the one who is. We find joy in the things that give God joy. We are amazed
at what Jesus has done for us. We want to tell others.
We do all this not to be saved, but because we are
We’re following Jesus Christ, and that makes all the difference. But don't take it from us...see for yourself!