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Who Made Me?

Take a look in the mirror. Believe it or not, the person looking back at you was created by God. As the Bible puts it, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him” (Genesis 1:27). That means you were formed and given life by the One who made the universe. You are God’s masterpiece, His handiwork, created as the one and only you. And not just created and forgotten about, but known for who you are:

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar,” one Bible writer said in Psalm 139:1-2.

Your identity doesn’t just lie within your appearance or accomplishments. Your true identity was given to you by the One who made you—just as your fingerprints are all over the things you do and create.

And yet, each one of us is guilty of going against our Maker, deciding to go our own way instead of choosing His best for us. We have rejected the identity He gave us. That rebellion—called sin—separates us from God. It’s like our mirror has a crack running down the middle, our image shattered by the ugly scars of sin.

But Jesus Christ wants to change all that. He doesn’t want you to be limited by the way the world defines you. He doesn’t label you by your race, gender, finances, job or accomplishments. He wants to restore your real identity. He wants you to look in the mirror and see someone God created and loves just the way you are.

“I have called you by name, you are mine. … You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you” God says (Isaiah 43:1, 4).

God’s love for you is so great that He made a way to mend our broken relationship with Him. That’s through Jesus, who takes our sin and shame away so that when God looks at us, He doesn’t see our sin, but instead sees a new identity: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

With Jesus in your life, you’re free to be yourself—the way you were created to be. With Jesus, you’re now defined as a child of the perfect, loving God.

Learn to see yourself as God sees you. Begin a relationship with Him today.

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?