When the day comes that you realize how very much God loves you, just exactly as you are, it will be the most natural thing to bask in the feel-good warmth of that love.
Just as quickly, you’ll realize what His love for you cost God: He had to allow His firstborn son Jesus to be whipped, beaten, ridiculed and hung on a cross to die a very public, excruciatingly painful death, so that you could one day be in Heaven with Him.
You’re also going to realize just as quickly that all that suffering and even Jesus’ death was because of all the things you’ve done wrong throughout your life. Jesus paid the ultimate price for you, because He was the only one able to conquer death.
If you’re like me, you’ll be incredibly ashamed that your response to God’s wondrous love was to cause Jesus’ pain. You’ll beg God’s forgiveness, and ask Jesus to come and live in your heart, to guide you so you don’t do the things that caused Him all that suffering.
Don’t wait – ask Him today! Then tell a Christian friend or local pastor; go to church every Sunday, and read your Bible every day – the New Testament book of John is a good place to start.