As you have read elsewhere in this website, God’s most excellent glory is His goodness. Absolute proof of His goodness is found in these sections:
 
- He Sent Jesus
- Jesus’ Mission
- Jesus’ Sacrifices
- Jesus’ Exchanges
- He Is With You
- He Names Himself Father
 
If you are not sure that God is good, if you are not certain that He only wants good for you, then before you read further, please investigate these sections on this website:
 
- His Goodness
- His Grace and Kindness
- His Loving-Kindness
- His Tender Mercies
- His Compassion
- He Loves You ― Individually
- Your Tears
 
Why do these sections prove His absolute goodness? Well aware of the human tendency to sin, and well aware that all of us fall short of His glory, God your Father initiated a way to restore all of us to the Father-child relationship with Him that He created for us to enjoy.
 
The sections which proclaim His goodness as it regards our sin, and our tendency toward sin, are:
 
- He Forgives
- He Removes Sin
 
In other words, God your Father initiated a plan for restoring you into relationship with Himself. It is His desire to have relationship with you.
 


Who is like God the I AM? Who is like God the Father? He sent Jesus to shed His Blood so that, by Jesus’ sacrifice, He [God the Father] could gather His beloved children to Himself, drawing them near, restoring them to the Father-child relationship with Himself for which they were designed.
 
Before sin, Adam and Eve had direct, intimate communication with God, their Father.
 
As the centuries passed after sin entered the world, God saw that people wanted to come near to Him, but they had no method for doing so.
 
God responded by providing a way through the writings of Moses.
 
Men would bring unblemished animals to priests for ritualistic sacrifice. As the priests killed the animals and shed the animals’ blood, the sins of those who had brought the animals to the priests would be forgiven.
 
Hebrews 9:22
    22 [In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.


Once a year, according to the Laws written down by Moses, the High Priest would enter the most holy part of the temple, the Holy of Holies.
 
In preparation, the High Priest would pay attention to every detail of the rituals, because he knew very well that if he was not ritualistically pure God would strike him dead while he was in the Holy of Holies.
 
Scholars tell us that, prior to his entering the Holy of Holies ― where only one priest dared to enter, once a year ― his fellow priests would tie a rope around his ankle. That way, if God killed the High Priest while he was in the Holy of Holies, his friends could pull him out!
 
Centuries passed, and through them all, God the Father grieved at His loss of relationship with His children.
 
He saw that His children served Him in fear. He saw that His children felt they needed to go through priests in order to have relationship, and that relationship was more Master/slave than Father/child.
 
During these centuries very few had the courage to go near to God for relationship with Him.
 
In the fullness of time, as His solution, God sent Jesus to earth to live a pure, sinless life and to willingly offer up His life and His blood so that, once and for all, Man could return to the moment-to-moment relationship with God as their Father that God Himself desired.
 
[You can read more about God’s plan in the sections called  He Sent Jesus,  Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifices, Jesus’ Exchanges and Jesus’ Triumph.]


Moments before He died:
 
Luke 23:34
    34And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them.

 
The curtain of the Holy of Holies was also called the veil. This veil symbolized the separation of the Holy God from the sinful people.
 
Some scholars say that it took eight horses [four on each side] pulling with all their strength to part the heavy curtain that prevented sinful Man from having access to our Holy God.
 
When Jesus died and shed His Blood, this curtain was ripped into two pieces.
 
Matthew 27:50-53
    50And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit.
    51And at once the curtain [of the Holy of Holies] of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split.
    52The tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep in death were raised [to life];
    53And coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
 
Mark 15:37-38
    37And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His life.
    38And the curtain [of the Holy of Holies] of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

 
Think about how the curtain was changed.

Was it slowly, carefully, precisely cut, as with a knife? No. The curtain was ripped apart ― from top to bottom.

What does that tell you about the Father Heart of God?
 


In 1643, one group of men [it’s not important to give their background] were asked to define the chief end — the main purpose — of Man. They were given the daunting task of summarizing why Man exists. After much deliberation, they concluded:
 
 “The chief end — the main purpose — of Man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”
 
These men agreed that Man exists to “enjoy God forever.”
 
Was the verb “enjoy” surprising to you?
 
If it was, then even more surprising is the Truth that God your Father desires to enjoy relationship with you forever. Consider this verse:
 
Zephaniah 3:17
    17The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

 
This is the One Who ripped the curtain of the Holy of Holies from top to bottom. This is God your Father. This is the One Who wants to draw you near to His heart of love for you.
 
Knowing this:
 
Hebrews 4:16
    16Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

 


Because God is your loving Father, He welcomes you to draw near. His desire is not that you call Him “Sir” and come trembling into His Presence, fearful that if He is in a bad mood He will destroy you.

Some people think that all of their earthly fathers’ bad traits mirror the traits of God. By thinking this way, these people prove that they know nothing about God’s nature and character.

Though some earthly fathers are like God in their kindness, God your Father has no negative traits. He is unable to be in a bad mood.
 
There are only a few things that God is unable to do — things,  in fact, that He can never do:
 
God can never fail you or forsake you.
 
God can never lie.
 
God can never change in His love for you; God can never have emotions that go up and down like the waves of the sea.
 
Here is how He describes Himself in the Bible:

Exodus 34:6
    6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,

Psalm 86:15
    15 But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.

Psalm 103:8
    8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.

Psalm 145:8
    8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness.


In other words, God’s love for you is unchanging. His love for you constantly, continuously, steadily, uninterruptedly flows toward you.
 
God your Father invites you to draw near to Him, and you can approach Him with confidence. He welcomed you to life, and He rejoices as He welcomes you into His presence. He invites you to draw near to Him and remain there, basking in His tender love for you, individually.

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God, Who names Himself your Father, assures:
 
Isaiah 43:4-7
    4Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.
    5Fear not, for I AM with you; I will bring your offspring from the east and gather you from the west.
    6I will say to the north, Give up! and to the south, Keep not back. Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth--
    7Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.
 
Jeremiah 31:3
    3The Lord appeared from of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.
 
Ezekiel 36:24-28
    24For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land.
    25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you.
    26A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    27And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall heed My ordinances and do them.
    28And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
 
Hosea 11:3-4
    3Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms or taking them up in My arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
    4I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them.
 
Zephaniah 3:19-20
    19Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you; I will save the limping [ones] and gather the outcasts and will make them a praise and a name in every land of their shame.
    20At that time I will bring you in; yes, at that time I will gather you, for I will make you a name and a praise among all the nations of the earth when I reverse your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.

 
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Jesus continues:
 
Matthew 18:19-20
    19Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.
    20For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My Name, there I AM in the midst of them.
 
Matthew 23:37
    37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!
 
Matthew 25:31-40
    31When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
    32All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
    33And He will cause the sheep to stand at His right hand, but the goats at His left.
    34Then the King will say to those at His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God and appointed to eternal salvation], inherit (receive as your own) the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
    35For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me,
    36I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me.
    37Then the just and upright will answer Him, Lord, when did we see You hungry and gave You food, or thirsty and gave You something to drink?
    38And when did we see You a stranger and welcomed and entertained You, or naked and clothed You?
    39And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You?
    40And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.
 
Mark 13:27
    27And then He will send out the angels and will gather together His elect (those He has picked out for Himself) from the four winds, from the farthest bounds of the earth to the farthest bounds of heaven.
 
Luke 13:34
    34
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often I have desired and yearned to gather your children together [around Me], as a hen [gathers] her young under her wings, but you would not!
 
John 6:22-48
    22The next day the crowd [that still remained] standing on the other side of the sea realized that there had been only one small boat there, and that Jesus had not gone into it with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone away by themselves.
    23But now some other boats from Tiberias had come in near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
    24So the people, finding that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, themselves got into the small boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
    25And when they found Him on the other side of the lake, they said to Him, Rabbi! When did You come here?
    26Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied.
    27Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
    28They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?]
    29Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].
    30Therefore they said to Him, What sign (miracle, wonderwork) will You perform then, so that we may see it and believe and rely on and adhere to You? What [supernatural] work have You [to show what You can do]?
    31Our forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as the Scripture says, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.
    32Jesus then said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Moses did not give you the Bread from heaven [what Moses gave you was not the Bread from heaven], but it is My Father Who gives you the true heavenly Bread.
    33For the Bread of God is He Who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
    34Then they said to Him, Lord, give us this bread always (all the time)!
    35Jesus replied, I AM the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).
    36But [as] I told you, although you have seen Me, still you do not believe and trust and have faith.
    37All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
    38For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.
    39And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I should not lose any of all that He has given Me, but that I should give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day.
    40For this is My Father's will and His purpose, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.
    41Now the Jews murmured and found fault with and grumbled about Jesus because He said, I AM [Myself] the Bread that came down from heaven.
    42They kept asking, Is not this Jesus, the Son of Joseph, Whose father and mother we know? How then can He say, I have come down from heaven?
    43So Jesus answered them, Stop grumbling and saying things against Me to one another.
    44No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.
    45It is written in [the book of] the Prophets, And they shall all be taught of God [have Him in person for their Teacher]. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me--
    46Which does not imply that anyone has seen the Father [not that anyone has ever seen Him] except He [Who was with the Father] Who comes from God; He [alone] has seen the Father.
    47I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, relies on, and has faith in Me] has (now possesses) eternal life.
    48I AM the Bread of Life [that gives life--the Living Bread].
 
John 12:23-33
    23And Jesus answered them, The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified and exalted.
    24I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
    25Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
    26If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I AM, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
    27Now My soul is troubled and distressed, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour [of trial and agony]? But it was for this very purpose that I have come to this hour [that I might undergo it].
    28[Rather, I will say,] Father, glorify (honor and extol) Your [own] Name! Then there came a voice out of heaven saying, I have already glorified it, and I will glorify it again.
    29The crowd of bystanders heard the sound and said that it had thundered; others said, An angel has spoken to Him!
    30Jesus answered, This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sake.
    31Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled).
    32And I, if and when I AM lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men to Myself.
    33He said this to signify in what manner He would die. 

 
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Psalmists wrote:
 
Psalm 40:1-5
    1I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
    2He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
    3And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who makes the Lord his refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud or to followers of false gods.
    5Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.
 
Psalm 65:4-13
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
    5By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;
    6Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power,
    7Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples,
    8So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of [nature's] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy.
    9You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.
    10You water the field's furrows abundantly, You settle the ridges of it; You make the soil soft with showers, blessing the sprouting of its vegetation.
    11You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness.
    12The [luxuriant] pastures in the uncultivated country drip [with moisture], and the hills gird themselves with joy.
    13The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.
 
Psalm 73:28
    28But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.
 
Psalm 106:47
    47Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy Name and glory in praising You.
 
Psalm 145:8-21
    8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness.
    9The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].
    10All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your loving ones shall bless You [affectionately and gratefully shall Your saints confess and praise You]!
    11They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power,
    12To make known to the sons of men God's mighty deeds and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
    13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
    14The Lord upholds all those [of His own] who are falling and raises up all those who are bowed down.
    15The eyes of all wait for You [looking, watching, and expecting] and You give them their food in due season.
    16You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing with favor.
    17The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.
    18The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.
    19He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.
    20The Lord preserves all those who love Him, but all the wicked will He destroy.
    21My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh [living beings] bless (affectionately and gratefully praise) His holy Name forever and ever.

 
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Fathers of the faith explained:
 
Deuteronomy 4:7
    7For what great nation is there who has a god so near to them as the Lord our God is to us in all things for which we call upon Him?
 
2 Samuel 22:2-20
    2He said: The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress [in the wilderness] and my Deliverer;
    3My God, my Rock, in Him will I take refuge; my Shield and the Horn of my salvation; my Stronghold and my Refuge, my Savior--You save me from violence.
    4I call on the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
    5For the waves of death enveloped me; the torrents of destruction made me afraid.
    6The cords of Sheol were entangling me; I encountered the snares of death.
    7In my distress I called upon the Lord; I cried to my God, and He heard my voice from His temple; my cry came into His ears.
    8Then the earth reeled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens trembled and shook because He was angry.
    9Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; coals were kindled by it.
    10He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under His feet.
    11He rode on a cherub and flew; He was seen upon the wings of the wind.
    12He made darkness His canopy around Him, gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
    13Out of the brightness before Him coals of fire flamed forth.
    14The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.
    15He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning confused and troubled them.
    16The channels of the sea were visible, the foundations of the world were uncovered at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
    17He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of great waters.
    18He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
    19They came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay.
    20He brought me forth into a large place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
 
1 Chronicles 16:35
    35And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy Name and glory in Your praise.
 
Song of Solomon [Song of Songs] 2:4
    4He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near Him].
 
Isaiah 40:11
    11He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.
 
Lamentations 3:55-58
    55I called upon Your name, O Lord, out of the depths [of the mire] of the dungeon.
    56You heard my voice [then]: [Oh] hide not Your ear [now] at my prayer for relief.
    57You drew near on the day I called to You; You said, Fear not.
    58O Lord, You have pleaded the causes of my soul [You have managed my affairs and You have protected my person and my rights]; You have rescued and redeemed my life!
 
Ephesians 2:13
    13But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near.
 
Colossians 1:13-14
    13[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
    14In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.
 
1 Thessalonians 1:10
    10And [how you] look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead--Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath [bringing punishment] which is coming [upon the impenitent] and draws us to Himself [investing us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in Christ, the Messiah].
 
2 Timothy 4:18
    18[And indeed] the Lord will certainly deliver and draw me to Himself from every assault of evil. He will preserve and bring me safe unto His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
 
Revelation 7:9-12
    9After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
    10In loud voice they cried, saying, [Our] salvation is due to our God, Who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb [to Them we owe our deliverance]!
    11And all the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] and the four living creatures, and they fell prostrate before the throne and worshiped God.
    12Amen! (So be it!) they cried. Blessing and glory and majesty and splendor and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might [be ascribed] to our God to the ages and ages (forever and ever, throughout the eternities of the eternities)! Amen! (So be it!)


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Isaiah 30:18
    18 And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!


Do you know that God, your Father, has waited your entire life for this moment?
 
He’s been calling you throughout your life, but many things prevented you from responding. Now, He has brought you to this website.
 
He knows you have questions, and He rejoices that you do have questions.
 
What loving Father doesn’t rejoice in His child’s questions? Questions and answers build relationship!
 
This moment, He is listening to you. He is looking at you. And He is smiling … tenderly with love … and congratulating Himself on what an excellent job He did when He created you.

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Might you be asking:
 
“God, can it be true that You name Yourself my Father? Can I really call You Father?”
 
“Can it be true that You want relationship with me?”
 
“Can it be true that You love me for who I am rather than for how well I “perform”?”
 
“Can it be true that I don’t have to be perfect in order to “earn” Your love ?”

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God, your Father, wants you to know that He Sent Jesus to earth to live as a Man for one purpose ― to die. For you. God, your Father, initiated this plan. It was His idea.
 
And when Jesus shed His Blood, He accomplished everything necessary to restore you to the Father-child relationship that God your Father desires. Yes. That He desires.
 
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Jesus is the only Way to relationship with Father God:
 
John 14:6
    6Jesus said to him, I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

 
If you are willing to move a little closer to God in relationship, pray this prayer:

 
“God. Father God. I can never be good enough to “earn” Your love. You know the choices I’ve made in my life.”
 
“But I am willing to be open-minded as I read the sections of this website about Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifice, and Jesus’ Exchanges.”
 
“As I do, would you please work in my life so that I know You really are listening and You really do desire relationship with me? Would You please help me to know You and to understand what You are really like?”
 
“And since You love me for who I am, not for what I do, please help me to love You the same way in return. May I begin loving You for Who You are instead of what You can do for me.  Amen.”