Jesus Christ took all of our sins and paid for them with his life on the cross.
Jesus died for us, in our place. He did this out of his tremendous love for us. Titus 3:5 tells us "…he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Because of Jesus’ love for us, our sin doesn’t have to separate us from God any longer.
Jesus not only died for our sin, but after this death on the cross, he physically came back to life three days later, just as he said he would. This was final proof that everything Jesus said about himself was true.
Jesus said he could answer prayer, forgive sin, judge the world, give us eternal life. He also told us that we can begin a relationship with him right now. In John 7:37-38, Jesus says, “Come to me.” “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink...out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
It was Jesus’ love for us that caused him to endure the cross. And he now invites us to come to him, that we might begin a personal relationship with God.
Just knowing what Jesus has done for us and what he is offering us is not enough. To have a relationship with God, we need to welcome him into our life.