“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16.
On a tour bus in Peru, we passed a famous lookout point for viewing Andean Condors flying high in the canyon. The tour guide told us how these condors mate for life and enjoy a very special relationship together. So special, in fact, that if one of the birds passes away, the surviving bird is so lonely and sad that it skyrockets high into the heavens above the canyon and purposefully plummets to its death.
Could that actually be true? Love so immense that one is willing to die if they cannot be together? I don’t know for sure about the condors, but…
…I do know that YOU are loved that deeply.
Over two thousand years ago, Jesus came to earth because He couldn’t stand to be without you. He sacrificed his earthly life, taking all of your sins with him. Three days later, he rose again, leaving your sins in the grave and securing your spot in heaven with Him for all eternity. That is pure love – the love Jesus has for you.
Jesus loves you and wants to be with you forever and He desires a relationship with you. There isn’t anything He wants more. Are you ready to accept love so strong and commit your life to the One who died in your place and took all your sins away? All you have to do is tell Him…
Jesus, thank you for loving me so much that you died on the cross for my sins. Thank you that you will never stop loving me. Please be my guide and show me to how to live a life that honors You. I want to spend eternity in heaven with You. Amen.
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