God created each one of us to enter into his divine family, to be adopted as his sons and daughters. This is such a priceless gift, one we can never earn, yet one that God freely wishes to give us. Unfortunately, we have all sinned, choosing for ourselves the path for our life. We seek to find our life in what the world around us promises – and even when we find success, we are never quite satisfied, because nothing on earth can compare with the greatness of God’s love and glory which we were created to share in.
God sent his only Son, Jesus, into the world as man, to pay the price for our sins and to reconcile mankind back to our Heavenly Father. But God did not stop there. He also sends his Holy Spirit into the hearts of all who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, to open their eyes with truth and inspiration and to empower them with his love and spiritual gifts so that they could live as children of God. It is such an amazing thing that God would seek us out, to forgive us, to cleanse us, to lift us up, to make us whole, and to bring us into his heavenly family!
Below are stories of how God intervened in our lives to draw us back to Him.
God Opened My Eyes — by Don James
My Key Encounter with Jesus — by Rick McKinney