because you matter to God
Do you know that you matter to God? Yes, it is really true. You were created by God and for God. You are alive because God wanted to make you and to love you. He wants you to experience life with him here on earth and eternally in heaven. God wants you to know and trust him in a personal way, to experience his rich love, forgiveness and salvation, and to enjoy his wonderful promises and blessings.
Because you matter to God, Jesus offers the greatest of all invitations. Jesus says, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” 1
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, makes this possible. He is the expression of just how much you matter to God. The Bible says, “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” 2
The path to experiencing all of God’s wonderful promises and blessings begins with faith and belief in Jesus Christ. This faith and belief is not about religion, nor is it a mental assent. It is about embracing what the Bible calls the Good News. The Good News is that Jesus died for our sins, that he was buried, that he was raised from the dead on the third day. Anyone who believes this and asks God for forgiveness can have a personal relationship with the living God.
We invite you to come to the International Chapel to learn more about why you matter to God and how you can have this personal relationship with Him.
1 The Bible, Matthew 11:28-30
2 The Bible, John 3:16-17