Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Meaning of Life, part 4

(Be sure to read part 1, part 2, and part 3.)

Responding to God’s Kindness

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ 
for the forgiveness of your sins."
- Peter, Acts 2:38

As we’ve seen, without God, we’re lost. In the face of our sin and imminent death, God’s love and kindness are indescribable. Sacrificial. Protective. Unfailing. Perfect. Our sin is so bad Jesus had to die for us. But Jesus loves us so much, he willingly did die for us. No matter who we are or where we've been, he offers something no mere man or woman could ever offer us. And he invites us to himself in many ways - by what we read, by what we hear, or by some other realization that he loves us and is involved in our life.

With that foundation laid, the burning question is this: How are we to respond to such kindness? What's the response that pleases the One who shows us that kindness?