God loves you more. As much as you love your husband, your kids, your parents, your family, your friends- God loves you more. Infinitely more.
God never wants to be apart from you. Not ever. But, the truth is that our sin creates a lonely hopeless distance between God and us.
God thinks you're worth it. So worth it in fact, that he decided that he was willing to give up his son so that he wouldn't ever have to be apart from you. If you are ever tempted to feel that you're not good enough because someone does it better, or someone looks better, or someone (fill in the blank) better- remember this- God let his son die a horrible death because you're worth that much to him.
Apart from God, we have nothing. Things are going along great. Or, things could be terrible. But I want you to know more than anything that on this day 2000 years ago, an innocent man WILLINGLY allowed himself to be nailed to a cross so that he could take on the punishment of all that sin that separates us from God. He chose to die FOR YOU. Because he loves you, he never wants to be apart from you, and you're so worth it. Please Please Please don't take that for granted. Please don't walk away from Him.
The great news is that after dying for your sins that day, he was put in a tomb and it was as if all hope was lost. But 3 days later, in all his power and might, he rose. He came alive again so that he could live in us. He wants you to accept that love, and that worth, and His presence in your life. There is hope! He is hope!!
If you want that love and hope and His presence in your life, pray this prayer below. You are worth dying for. Don't waste your life chasing things that will never bring you exactly what you need.
God, I realize that apart from you I have nothing but pain and punishment. Thank you for sending your son to die on the cross and take on that punishment for me. I don't want to be separated from you any longer. Please come into my life and give me your love and peace. Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer send me a message, talk to a family member or friend that is a Christian, find a pastor, something. Tell somebody! Because this is a big day! Yes, it's a day that we remember the death of Jesus, but it will be a day that we celebrate your new life in God!