Do you like cute and playful puppies?
Or do you prefer big and strong elephants?
Do you like birds that fly high in the sky?
Or do you prefer fish that swim deep in the sea?
What is your favorite animal?
Do you know who made all these animals? God!
God made the earth and everything in it, including you and me!
Do you know that God also has a favorite creation?
We are God’s very special creations, and he loves us very, very much!
God loves us so much and wants to be with us forever and ever!
But we cannot be with God because we have all sinned.
We have all done things that are wrong.
Telling lies, fighting and stealing are examples of sins.
The punishment for our sins is that we can’t be with God.
So God sent his Son, Jesus, to take the punishment for our sins.
Jesus came to earth and died on the cross so that all the wrong things we have done can be forgiven.
And on the third day, Jesus became alive again!
Because our sins can be forgiven, we can be with God and have a relationship with him.
We can become his children and will one day be with him in heaven.
Here’s how you can be with God forever and ever!
1. Admit that you have sinned and ask God to forgive you,
2. Believe that Jesus died on the cross to be punished instead of you, and
3. Invite Jesus into your life to help you turn away from sin.
Here’s a prayer you can say to Jesus right now:
Dear Jesus, thank you for loving me. I know that I have sinned. I have done things that are wrong. I believe that you died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. Please forgive all of my sins. Please come into my life and help me turn away from doing wrong. Thank you that because you took the punishment for my sins, I can have a relationship with you now and will one day be with you in heaven. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.