God Wants Us

God did not need to make people, but He did. God made Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden. Then when Adam and Eve sinned, God could have left them to die in their sin. Instead, God made a way for people to have a close relationship with Him again.

God’s plan was for His Son, Jesus, to come to earth. Ephesians 1:5 explains God’s plan. “And before the world was made, God decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. This was what God wanted, and it pleased him to do it.”

While Jesus lived on earth, He was rejected by His family and friends. People mocked Jesus and called Him a liar. But still God wanted us to be reconciled to Him. Then Jesus was beaten, spit on and hung on a cross to die. God was willing for Jesus to die in our place. Through Jesus, God offered mercy and forgiveness to all people.

God wants you! He wants you to love Him and obey Him. And God wants to forgive your sins and bless you. But most of all, God wants you to live with Him forever. Worship God today and thank Him for wanting you to be His child!