As we grow older we all want to measure up in the eyes of those we respect and admire. When we do we feel great. When we don’t we feel terrible. Before the world began God realized that eventually we would not measure up. We would sin against Him. And because He is holy and just we would not be able to live in His presence. But because God loves us so much He decided that He would measure up for us.
So God sent His Son Jesus to earth. Jesus lived a sinless life and in all ways He measured up to God’s perfect standards. Then, when He died on the cross, Jesus took our sinfulness with Him to the grave. And, three days later, He arose from the dead to offer us the gift of His perfect righteousness, and life both now and forever with Him and His Father. Now to measure up all we need to do is admit our sins to God and ask Him for His forgiveness. Then ask Jesus to be our Savior and follow Him as our Lord.
Because of Jesus, now we can measure up. And it’s a great feeling.
To learn more about what Jesus has done for you, read the Bible (Romans 3:23, Romans 5, Romans 8), talk to a friend who knows Jesus, visit a Church that teaches that Jesus is God.