You may think that you have never belonged to God; that it required consent on your part to be His possession. But you would be wrong. You are a created being and you have a creator, whether you acknowledge Him or not. And you should at least acknowledge Him because He loves you very much.
He acknowledges you in every way that He has reached out to you. He sends people to tell you about Him and His love for you. He displays His glory to you through His magnificent creation. He has even collected His messages to you in a book called the Bible, which is published around the world in hundreds of languages. You actually have to work at avoiding Him.
So why would you avoid him? It could be the same reason we have all avoided Him. He is holy and we are sinful, and that makes us uncomfortable. But the Good News is that He has made a way for us to be free of our sin. That way was made over 2000 years ago when He sent his sinless son, Jesus, to take the punishment for all of our sin. He alone was worthy to do this. And three days after He died on the cross and shed His blood for your sin, He was raised from the dead to prove that the sacrifice was accepted by God. And because it was accepted, you are now free! You don’t have to hide from God any more! All you have to do is accept Jesus’ sacrifice.
God wants you back so badly that He gave His son to die for you. You, who are only a created being, are loved so much that God comes to live inside of you. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
Donald Marsh ©2020