By Mary Vee
As the advent season draws to a close I thought we could talk about the best present of all. Actually the best present--is for you! The gift--is from God.
God loves you and wants you to be able to go to heaven. This color story explains God's gift to you.
In the picture to the right you can see several colors.
Black is used to describe sin, the things we've done wrong. The Bible says everyone has sinned. Lying, disobeying, taking something that doesn't belong to us are examples of sin. The punishment for sin is death, forever away from God.
But did you know God loves you so much that He sent His one and only Son to pay the punishment for sin? Red is used to describe God's love. The Bible says God showed His love for us in that while we were sinners, His Son, Jesus, took our punishment for sin by dying on the cross.
Blue is used to describe faith. If you believe Jesus died for your sins, and truly want Him to live in your heart, you can go to heaven to live with God forever. When we put our trust in Jesus we will want to do the things He wants us to.
White is used to describe cleanliness. When you believe Jesus died for your sins and ask God for forgiveness, your heart is made clean--The Bible says you will be white as snow.
Green is used to describe growing. After you put your trust in Jesus you need to learn how to obey Him. You can do this by reading the Bible, praying, going to church, and learning from others who believe in Jesus. When we choose to live the way God tells us to in the Bible, we will grow like a healthy plant.
Yellow is used to describe heaven. One day, people who have believed in Jesus will go to heaven to live with God forever.
If you would like to ask Jesus into your heart today and start serving God, you can pray to Him right now, He's listening!
Dear Jesus, I know I'm a sinner and can't go to heaven on my own no matter how hard I try. Please forgive me for the things I've done wrong. I believe that you took the punishment for my sins when you died on the cross because you love me. I also believe you rose from the dead and live in Heaven. Because Your Word is truth, I trust in You and will start learning how to obey You. Amen
If you asked Jesus into your heart, please email me at email@example.com so I can rejoice with you. I also encourage you to find others who have asked Jesus into their heart to learn more wonderful things about Him.
Today's picture is of a salvation bracelet I received from my church in Greenville, Michigan.