We live in a broken world. That’s clear when we turn on the news or check social media.
But we also see traces of beauty in our world - like in a sunset or the laugh of a child.
That is because when God designed the world, it was perfect! There was no death, disease, or suffering.
Starting with the very first people, we as humans chose to go our own way, leaving God’s perfect design - that leaving is called sin. This is what led to brokenness in our world and in us.
(Genesis 3, Romans 5:12)
The Bible teaches that sin is what separates us from God, and the punishment for sin is death. No one is exempt from sin or death.
(Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
We don’t like being in brokenness, so we try to get out through:
Doing good deeds, religion
Drowning out the pain with drugs, alcohol, other things
These attempts to get out end up leading right back to brokenness.
God loved us so much that he didn’t want us to stay in brokenness. He did what we could not do ourselves - provided the only way out by sending His only son Jesus. Jesus came down into our world, allowed himself to be killed on a cross taking on our sin, and 3 days later he rose from the dead. Then He declared that if anyone would turn from their way, surrender to him, believe that Jesus came, died, and rose again, and make him their King and Lord, they would be forgiven and made new. They would be able to experience God’s perfect design.
(John 3:16, Romans 10:9)
Invitation to Believe
Are you living in brokenness? Or have you turned from your way, trusted Jesus, and are now living in God’s perfect design? If you'd like to talk to someone about believing in God, call us today! We'd love to talk with you.