Hebrews 9:28: “So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

Sin is a peculiar word; it carries the sting of judgement. I don’t know of anybody who likes to feel this sting – nobody likes to be judged. Nevertheless, we all like to be understood.

When we sit down in a movie theater and watch a documentary about somebody’s life, then we walk out of the movie theater feeling more connected to the person portrayed in that movie. More than just passively watching our lives unfold on Earth, God has always been deeply involved in our lives. However, it’s still quite another matter when He took on flesh and blood and sat with us through scorching heat and drizzling rain. That would be like us getting up from our seats in the movie theater and all of a sudden become an integral part of the action in the movie. Well, actually, in a manner of speaking, that’s exactly what happened 2000 years ago when the Son of God entered the scene. He partook in the human experience by becoming human.

Jesus appeared – not just out of thin air; He was assembled in a mother’s womb, born to his doting parents Joseph and Mary, grew up transitioning from boyhood to adulthood, ran a business and for the later part of His life ran a ministry. All that to come alongside the human race and deal with our predicament called “sin”. Jesus dealt with sin like a champion by taking the bull by its horns. An innocent man, He eradicated sin by taking all the blame and shame. He had himself judged and executed.

So, thanks to Jesus sin has been dealt with, once and for all. On to the new chapter of salvation! Jesus can definitely free us to live the quality life we were created for. To reap such benefits we need to believe. Faith in Him is key.

Life on earth can be very distracting, to say the least. It’s important to keep in mind the good future God has in store for us. Stop what you are doing from time to time. Take breaks and remember. This will help us deal with life’s inevitable curve-balls. Let’s not forget that God comes through for us every single time! He guides us through steep canyons and valleys, and all through our challenges we learn how to love. Love is a lifelong project. If we stop loving we die spiritually and physically.

We can’t take anything with us when we die, but love carries over to the next life. It’s also the only thing of value we leave behind: love always leaves a legacy.

We all start here – and we love forever!

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