There has been much in the news recently about British astronaut Major Tim Peake and his arrival on the International Space Station. Personally, I would rather keep my feet firmly on planet earth! But there is something about space that has always fascinated and inspired us. When we see pictures of the earth from space it can make us feel incredibly small, but when we consider the mind-blowing vastness of the universe it is hard to see our significance at all. For me, the beauty of our world in its intricate detail and complexity, is best explained by the existence of a Creator. But would the Creator of such vastness be interested in us? The Bible answers that question clearly when it says, “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” (Ephesians 1:4-5)
Just think about that for a minute, even before he created the universe the Creator was thinking about you and me! He already loved us and was planning to adopt us into his family. Maybe you don’t have a very high opinion of yourself, perhaps you don’t feel very significant or important, but the Creator of the universe loved you even before he created you! He already planned to offer you the chance to become his child. One of my favourite verses in the Bible is 1 John 3:1 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” The Author of life, the One that personally took attention over creation – including you – wants you to know him as “daddy”. He offers us the chance to be born again into his family and this is made possible through Jesus. We can only come to the Father through the Son. Jesus made the way by becoming man – the Creator became the created – and dying a terrible human death. He died to take away the wrong we have done, and still do, which prevents us from knowing the Father. The invitation is open to all, will you accept?
King’s Lynn Christian Fellowship