We went astray; what did God do?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

(John 3:16)

We went astray, and God had a plan.  His response to man’s rebellion was definitely not “human” for His reaction was to develop a plan to redeem Mankind.

The result of our rebellion was to be cut off from God’s presence, and to be cut off from eternal life; the price of rebellion was very high indeed.  While this was a necessary development from God’s point of view, it was not the end; not by a long shot.

God loved His creation so much that He was willing to take extraordinary steps to make peace; He would send His own Son to die.  Now this was not just some dramatic move by a hero from a cheap novel, but rather a way to pay the price for sin (rebellion) which was death. (Romans 6:23) Jesus paid this price in the most costly of ways… by dying on a cross.

Have you ever had the feeling that nobody loves you; that you are all alone? If you have ever felt this way, or if you doubt God’s love, just look at the cross where He suffered and died for you.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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3 Responses to We went astray; what did God do?

  1. clearedblur says:

    Very uniquely worded. I heard this story a thousand times but never in this light. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    That’s what changed my life..the light bulb went on and I could see…Jesus paid a price for my sin..shed blood, hung on a cross, went to the depths of hell, crying out to His Father,”Why have you forsaken Me? That was when God Himself had (HAD) to turn away from Jesus, so my sin could be purchased and paid for in full..He then said “It is finished” PRAISE THE LORD

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