Recently I read about a young boy who called a local radio station and shared a story that God showed him. He lived on a farm in Nebraska and his dad was roping a calf. This calf was born from an older cow and she didn’t have the greatest milk with all the vitamin C. The calf broke her back and this little boy put down the calf himself. He was talking to God and said, “Why God, she was special.” The little boy continued and said, “God told me, ‘My Son was special but he died for a purpose.’” That calf was close to that little boy and God’s Son was close to Him. The little boy ends the story with this: “It is so important, just remember when you lose a loved one or a pet, always remember God gave His Son too and He always understands, he will always understand, just run to Him.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
We try and make things complicated sometimes and God is not complicated. Jesus said in Matthew 18:3-4 “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” This little boy’s story is a testament to all that even a child understands the love God has for all of us and gave His Only Son to die for each of us, and that was His purpose.
Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or even can do, to deserve it. Salvation is a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it.
Romans 10:9-10 says “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Dear Lord Jesus: Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for you the rest of my life. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen