We all have that one friend.
They make tons of promises, keep very few.
Promise to help, are hard to find when you need them most.
Act like they’re sacrificing the world when they give you what feels like crumbs from their sandwich.
And it wasn’t even a sandwich they really like.
Drama king, or queen. Unstable and unreliable.
There is one friend who is dramatically different.
Not only does He not offer you crumbs, He offers you the best of everything He has. The finest, most valuable, most precious.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life”
He doesn’t want you to go through this life without Him.
He certainly doesn’t want you to enter the next life without Him.
He knew that this life would be tough, the path rough, and the way to the other side sometimes hard to find. That’s why He came to this world, gave His best, opened the door to true and full life in Him.
All other ‘gods’ and religions make you do the work, make you earn your keep, make you go through all the effort to earn their favor.
Not this God. He knew the distance from us to Him was – and is – too high, too great, too far for us to ever make it on our own.
So He came to us, showed us how to live, showed us how to love.
Showed us that true love gives its best.
He gave the most valuable, most important gift ever given in all of eternity – the life of Jesus.
And He gave it, for you.
Forget the crumbs.
Stop trying to please people & religions that only pretend to care.
Spend some time thinking about, and getting to know, the one who gave His very best, long before you even knew you needed Him.
There is a God, and He gave His best for you.