We don’t often talk about it, but we 100% believe in a good God that created the beautiful earth we live in…complete with amazing fish, animals (horses being the best of course), mountains, seas, lakes and so much variety and life to enjoy.
Yesterday, we heard of a story where 2 life savers Ross and Andrew from the Mornington Peninsula tried to save the life of an Asian tourist in trouble…Thankfully the tourist survived, but the day will forever remain a sad one because the life savers were father and son…and they both perished near the rocks in big waves. They died and gave their lives whilst trying to save someone else.
The biggest LOVE story of all history is celebrated at Easter as our creator God sent his only son Jesus Christ to pay for the sins of mankind by dying on a cross, even though he was innocent of all charges. In Roman times, the cross and crucifixion was used for convicted criminals, but he had done nothing wrong. In fact, he healed people, miraculously fed people, bought people back from the dead, made the blind to see and showed compassion on many people.
Without God's intervention and sacrifice, our own stubborn sin (none of us are exempt sorry) would lead us to eternal death and separation from God and goodness. A horrible prospect. He willingly died for EVERY one of us making it possible through our true belief in Him to have forgiveness and eternal life in a place with no sickness, no pain, no evil, no death, no poverty or abuse and no ageing LOL.
None of are disqualified from being totally loved and adored by God and offered this free gift. No sin is so great that Jesus did not pay for it when he was crucified for us. If we want proof of Jesus and God, just go to your paddock and find the immaculate and beautiful design of one horse, watch a sunrise, see a rainbow or be amazed at one flower. An intelligent and loving God designed them for us to enjoy.
He loves YOU! If you were the only one left on planet earth today, his huge love would still have sent Jesus to pay for your sin, so he could have a relationship with you as your friend. He loves us just as we are like a good good Father would.
Here is a link to a prayer you can say if you would like to ask for his forgiveness and get his guidance and help for life in return. He loves to talk to us, wants to guide us and give us a life we can’t even imagine. If you would like any clarity or have any God questions, we are happy to answer them.
Happy Easter to all!
Matt & Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prayer of Forgiveness (say it out aloud)
I admit I am a sinner and need your forgiveness; I believe that Jesus Christ died in my place paying the penalty for my sins. I am willing right now to turn from my sin and accept Jesus as my personal saviour and Lord. I commit myself to you and ask you to send the Holy Spirit into my life, to fill me and take control, and to help me become the kind of person you want me to be. Thank you Father for loving me. In Jesus name. Amen