Did you have a good weekend? I know I did. It wasn’t just an ordinary weekend: it was Easter weekend. Friday thru Sunday we celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection. This is kind of a big deal. About 2000 years ago a man died and 3 days later rose from the dead. That is something to celebrate! I could give you a long back story on how and why this took place, but instead, let me give you a short description. The story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is a “Love Story” involving 2 people, that find 1 solution.

This love story is about a father and his child. The father-child relationship was healthy and strong, but the child did some bad things and messed up so bad, that the relationship was broken. The consequence of the child’s bad decisions was so big, that it was impossible for the child to make things right. The father loved the child so much that He was willing to give up something of His in order to show His child that there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do to restore their relationship. Great story, right?

Well, this is our story. Many of us have probably done some stuff that we regret or wish we could just erase from our life. We have sinned and fallen and think that there is no way anyone will ever love us. Can I share something with you? You are loved! God, our heavenly father, knew that we were unable to make things right, but because he loves of so much and wants to restore the relationship with us, He found one solution: to give up part of Him. He sent His son Jesus down to earth to take the consequences of our actions. By sending Jesus, the relationship between us and our father was restored.

I want you to know one thing: God loves you. Sometimes you may feel like nobody cares and nobody loves you, but God gently whispers: “I love you”. He says this in John 3:16: “For God so loved us, that He gave His son.” This world has a tendency of making us feel rejected and unloved, but remember, God sent His son Jesus. Jesus gave up his life, so that we could be closer to our loving father.

Jesus: “I gave my life for you”

God: “I love you”