In the beginning, God said, “Let us create man in Our image.” You were conceived in the heart of God. To fully understand where you came from, you must understand the heart of the One who created you. The Bible tells us that God is love. Love always seeks out someone to be the object of that love. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Since God is the Eternal Creator, He created for Himself a family that He could share His love with forever.
He is a loving Father who created YOU from His heart. He knew you and dreamed you up long before you were even in your mother’s belly. (Ephesians 1:3,5-6, Isaiah 64:8, James 1:17)
The book of John describes it this way (paraphrased): In the beginning was God, and all things, (including you and me), were made. We were made through Him. Without Him nothing was made. This tells us that our life is not an accident. We were planned, formed, fashioned, and wanted from the very beginning and all the way through our lives. Your circumstances may not have been perfect, but you were created perfectly in His eyes. God rejoices over you! The Bible says he dances over you jubilantly! Before the creation of the world, He planned for you to be full of His life, joy, holiness, and blamelessness. He knows you. He knows all your present sorrows and weaknesses. Today, He is calling you to enjoy life abundantly in Him. (John 15:15, Psalm 149:4)
When was the last time someone rejoiced over you and planned for you to be completely and eternally free of shame and guilt?
He sees the very best in you. His love and value of you are unconditional. It doesn’t wax and wane based on your actions. Next time someone asks you where you came from, you can confidently say, “I am from the mind and heart of Father God!” (Galatians 1:15, 1 John3:1)
You might ask, “So why do I not feel joyful and guilt-free”? God created you with a free will. Our Father God wanted a family that would have relationship with Him and love Him by choice. Sadly, we have not chosen His ways or His love. We’ve chosen to do things our way. But He knew that we would reject Him. He knew we would choose rebellion. Sin cannot live in the presence of a holy God. He had to wash it away or He could never be with you and me again. So He prepared His only Son to be the sacrifice for our sin. One life for many lives. When Jesus shed His blood for you and me, our sins were washed away. Because Jesus took the punishment for our sins, we are now able to come back into God’s presence.
When Jesus rose again from the dead, He also gave us life. He brought us back to where we came from. He restored our identity.(Revelation 13:8, John 1:29, 1 Peter 1:23)
It’s our choice whether to accept or reject His free gift of payment for our sins.
Each of us has to reach out to Him, believe He is our only Savior and say, “Yes Lord, I am a sinner. I believe that you are the Son of God. I repent from my sin, and ask you to wash away my sins and be my Lord and Savior.”
If you said that prayer, from now on you are a new creation in Christ.
All the angels in heaven are rejoicing with you! You have been redeemed by God Himself! God sees you as perfect, holy, and guilt-free in Christ Jesus! He asks you to see yourself the same way and receive all of His love for you every day. He is a happy Father! He has won your heart back.
John 1:14, Isaiah 62:4, Prov. 16:9, 2 Peter 3:9, 2 Cor. 5:17-19, 1 Cor. 1:30, John 8:36