Our new house cannot be found by using the directions in Google or Mapquest. When we invite people to come visit us, detailed driving instructions or a carefully crafted map is shared. It isn’t hard to find, unless you are using your vehicle’s GPS!
From the beginning of time, mankind has been searching for prominence, power, meaning and significance. Ultimately, each of us is looking for how to fill that desire in our hearts for something more. God created that in us. He wanted us to understand that this is not all there is and seek for answers beyond ourselves. And, in that journey, we will meet Him and realize Jesus is our answer. God imprinted eternity in our souls, and gave us the road map to perfect love and absolute peace forever.
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
Just as we have a journey through life, God also sent His Son with a mission. These were directions for Him and for us. Jesus knew He was being given so that we could truly live.
The centurion in charge of Jesus’ execution experienced the completion of that road map as it climaxed at the cross. After overseeing Christ’s death, he came to this conclusion:
When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “This man really was God’s Son!”
– Mark 15:39
What that centurion saw was God loving you and me in this way, as Jesus described in John 3:16.
Now it’s our turn to follow the directions and believe.