In all around the world, in movies, books, series, social medias and even in the world of celebrities and public figures, almost everyone wants to see and know a great love story. But while we are still searching and enjoying the bliss given by stories the world could offer us, the greatest love story ever happened in mankind was already demonstrated 2000+ years ago on Mount Calvary.
When God made man, He was delighted. He even made us in His own image (Genesis 1:26). It is because of God why we have our own will, wisdom, emotions and feelings superior to that of the other creatures on earth.
And because of our own free will, sin came to us.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
Genesis 1:26 ESV
The Greatest Problem of Man
The story of Adam and Eve tells us about the fall of man into sin. This is the first spiritual death of man. God has blessed them with everything that they ever needed but they were not contented.
They didn’t have have enough from what was provided. And so they disobeyed God and took part of fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2-3).
Because God is just and sovereign, He gave us the punishment of sin which is our physical death and cursed us with spiritual death. Spiritual death is our separation from God caused by sin. We are dead before God and thus it is impossible for us to have a relationship with Him, to communicate with Him, and please Him.
What could a dead man do anyway? We humans are dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1). What right do we have to call Him our Father?
After our lifetime, we are bound to be thrown to the lake of fire and experience the never ending pain from the fiery pit of hell. That’s what we will gain from sinning.
But what could we do? We are sinful in nature, and in even in our behavior. There is nothing we could do to save ourselves. We are sinful and more than that, we are powerless.
While payment is needed to remove our sins, adding up all the good things in this world could never pay for all our sins, let alone a man’s single sin. Good deeds, religions, cults, someone else’s life, those can never atone for our transgressions.
What is needed to pay for our sins then? Only by the blood of a perfect human being could be offered in exchanged for our sins. But in this world, no one’s perfect. E V E R Y B O D Y S I N S (Romans 3:10). And that is our greatest problem.
It all started with a sin and just like a ripple effect, we now experience a spiritual death and will experience sooner or later a physical death that would eventually lead us to hell, and nobody from this world can save us.
The Greatest Love Story is Between God and Man
The thought of sin and hell must be killing us already but fortunately and thankfully, God is not only a just God but is also merciful, gracious and a loving God. He loved us so much that He made a way for man to be spared from his own wrong doing.
And that love did not only cost God a little thing but He gave up His own son, Jesus Christ to be the ransom for all (Ephesians 2:4-6). He sent His son Jesus to this world to live as a human being, not guilty of any sin, to be sacrificed and offer us salvation.
While God sent His own son to be shouted, scorned, a shamed upon, Jesus completely accepted and obeyed His father for the love of mankind.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 ESV
Imagine how sinful you are. How many times do you sin each day, in a week, and sum it up in your lifetime. Yet God perfectly planned salvation for us and Jesus completely demonstrated that plan.
Even I could never give up myself for myself,
…how much more for anybody, or any stranger who doesn’t even know me, and who, I am sure, is a sinner?
But the payment is given to us. We don’t deserve it but Someone paid the price! What a great, beautiful and sweet love!
The Ultimate Solution to Man’s Greatest Problem
Jesus is our ultimate solution.
He was crucified at the cross on the Mt. of Calvary and His overflowing blood serves as the ransom for all that we have done, and even the sins in our future. He was buried and on the third day, He rose again to prove that He is the son of God.
But the problem will not be solved without our response.
He offers us the solution, BUT it’s up to us if we will accept it or not. God did not strictly impose this salvation to everyone and He is not dictatorial. We have the freedom to choose to believe or not. It’s either you believe it or you can come up with another solution yourself.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
I believe that if you’re reading this right now, God still waits for you to receive His solution to our greatest problem. He is inviting you to accept His son Jesus Christ as your savior, that He died to save you from your sins.
He wants you to have a relationship with Him through His son Jesus by faith. He delights to be your Father and would love to welcome you as part of His family.
And while sin has a ripple effect in our lives, believing in death, burial and resurrection of Christ gives us a greater and grander effect in our lives. Accepting Jesus causes us to be sons and daughters of God, giving us life so that we can now communicate with, please, and worship God.
And after this lifetime, we are given the right to be with our Father in heaven for eternity, where there will be no more sadness, adversities, troubles and burdens.
Oh dear friend, I want to see you in heaven and worship God with you.
Receive Jesus Christ today and if you ever have any questions or if you want to talk about it, then you can contact me here.
With the love of Christ,