Understanding this bad news makes the good news of the gospel all the more glorious. The good news is that while we were still sinners, God sent His Son to bear the penalty for sin in our place. Jesus, the Glory of Heaven, stepped down from Heaven to Earth.
While you and I have not spent a single moment loving God wholeheartedly, Jesus spent every moment of His life loving God with all His heart, mind, and soul. Then according to the definite plan of God, He gave up His life on a cross. Though Jesus never sinned, He willingly endured the wrath of God for our sin, paying the penalty we deserve.
Three days later, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ rose from the dead. His resurrection confirms the Bible’s message – that whoever believes in Christ has been made right with God and will someday be resurrected to know eternal joy in God’s presence.