The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
The problem is that we have ignored God and gone our own way, and as a result we are separated from Him—both now and in eternity. The Bible calls this “sin”—and our greatest need is to have our sins forgiven and cleansed. But how can this happen? Only God can forgive us—and He made this possible by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world for us. By His death on the cross Jesus took upon Himself the judgment that you and I deserve. God loves you that much!