Yes, God made me in His image.
Yes, God loves me.
I don’t doubt that at all. I believe that whole-hearted. I am a believer in Christ, that God’s Son died for my sins. But….
He didn’t make me a sinner. That was brought on by the actions of Adam and Eve.
My ancestry bestowed upon me this sinful nature that I exhibit each day. Whether it be an unkind thought or word, fear, doubt, anger, or any type of sin. It’s here, its daily. It’s not ok, but there is hope. There is hope in asking for forgiveness from God and He grants forgiveness.
The hope lies in looking to the day His Son returns.
God made me, God loves me, but without being a baptized child of God I would have only death. My eternal life comes through His Son Jesus Christ.
My strength, my refuge. They come from the sacrifice that was His Son dying on the cross for my sins. When God sees me there is a filter, and that filter is His Son Jesus Christ.
Today I will take communion and as I drink the wine and take the bread I know in my heart it is truly the body and blood of Christ.
He will return and He will come to judge the living and the dead. I pray that you will join me, if you have not already, in becoming a child of God through baptism.
Grace is a gift,