He desires all of us
In the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3&4
God desires that all people would be saved. John 3:16 says God loved the world so much that He gave His most precious and only Son. He gave Jesus so that anyone and everyone who believes in Him and His death, (paying the penalty for sin) resurrection from the dead, and ascension into heaven, that He is alive and living still, would not die an eternal death separated from God but have life everlasting with our loving Father. God went to great lengths to make a way for us to be rescued from the sin that Adam and Eve committed, and He made it easy for us too. Jesus did all the hard work. All we have to do is receive the gift that Jesus died to save us (every person on the earth).
I know I am going on about this, but this is God’s heart! He didn’t spare any expense. He gave it all to get us back from the clutches of His enemy, that old serpent. 2 Peter 3:9 says God wants everyone to come to repentance. It makes sense too. Why would He sacrifice His only Son just to get some of us back. Isn’t that price big enough for all of us? Of course it is. The price that Jesus paid was more than enough. He got the keys to death and one day soon, He will seal the devil in that pit for all eternity.
So, the bottom line is, God wants all people back. People are His creation and we are His greatest creation. We are the only part of His creation that was made in His image. That is a great honor and on top of that, He created us to be His family. I love Him so much! Now, He is depending on us, His sons and daughters, to let the world know that He made a way to escape the grip and traps of sin. He wants us to be so filled up with gratitude and thankfulness that it flows out of us wherever we are. He wants us to share with the people that come into our life His great love for them. A love so great, He made a way to get everyone back.
Today I want to encourage you to give our heavenly Father some praise and thanksgiving once again for the provision of salvation He made and the sacrifice He gave . . . the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus! Tell Him how much you love Him and how honored you are to be part of His family! Then tell others. Let the world know that you are so thankful that you never have to spend a day in hell separated from the Father who loves you. Let today be the day that you start reaching out to the lost and broken of the world. Not for you and not because you have to do it, only because He wants all His family back!
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7