The greatest and most modern story of all times!
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Let us start from the very beginning: God created not only heaven and earth, but also man, according to HIS IMAGE! Man was meant to be the crown of creation. No animal was created according to Gods image, only humans! God put all power in the hands of man (Adam = "man").
And this is what turned out to be problematic: God did not want a puppet but a human being who loves Him and based on this love to God, his creator, tries to please him, just as God also loves people from the very beginning and he wanted only the very best for them. God said about his creation and about humans that everything was VERY GOOD.
But now comes the tragic moment: man rebelled against God - love was now far away: Man sinned (Genesis 3: 1-6).
Now the "history of mankind" could have been already over - but God did not act like a potter who smashes everything and starts again, if something doesn´t work. No, God still gave men opportunities. Until today each one of us has the free choice to make his decision for or against God.
But - how do we choose? How do we return his great love?
A savior was needed!
Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
But even if we repent of our sins, there is still a great gap between the holy, pure God and the sinful man. Even if we repent and allow ourselves to be "punished", this does not undo our guilt! It takes more. Because nobody can pull himself out of this swamp with own efforts - or do we still believe in fairytales?
God knew this too - and therefore sent his one and only Son: someone who was pure, without sin and who took the guilt on himself on behalf of us!
Jesus Christ himself said that no one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his friends (John 15,13). And Jesus did this himself!
On the base of his love for us, Jesus Christ let himself be executed, so that HE could become the "sacrificial lamb".
On Good Friday, HE died for our sins!
Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen
The story could have ended there and we would pay due to honor to the Son of God - and that´s it.
Thank God this was not the end - it was the BEGINNING! Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday and he is alive !!! HE has overcome death! HE lives and can be experienced !!!
Jesus says about himself:
I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
The personal question
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Now the one and only question arises: Have WE already experienced him, Jesus Christ himself? Have WE already 'recognized' him i.e. have we already had close contact with Jesus Christ?
Have we already accepted his gift of grace, or do we proudly reject it?
And what will Jesus Christ therefore need to say about us one day, when we stand in front of God, his father?
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