"You can't understand. I've done things to my family, to strangers, to myself." The words were said almost defiantly and his eyes looked straight into mine. Then he lowered his gaze to his hands and almost whispered, "I'm bad and no god could forgive me!"

His words were not the first I had heard with the same or similar thoughts. I've heard them in Africa, Spain, Cuba, and in every state I've visited. My colleagues at Hope for Life tell similar stories from their travels across the world.

Yes, there are people in this world that have done Horrible, Awful, Unspeakable things to children, family members, strangers, and to themselves. Some of these offenders have no regard for themselves or for others.

Yet, the great God Almighty sent His Son to die for them as well as for you.

There is a God who can forgive all the heinous acts anyone can perform. There is a God who allowed His only Son to save all of us by paying the price none of us deserved. There is a God who can take the worst sinner and transfer him or her into a forgiven saint.

Yes, there is a God who loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Because God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

There is a God who can take the worst sinner and transfer him or her into a forgiven saint
Why does He love you so much? Why would He forgive you of all those wounds you've caused? Why would He care?

Let's find out together. Join the conversation at www.hopeforlife.org or email me at bbrant@heraldoftruth.org.

Oh, we can start by reading a passage in the Bible, John 3:16-17. It will sound familiar.

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