'He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.' Colossians 1:15-20
We are sinful. God is Holy. God sent His one and only son to earth. He died upon the cross for all of our sins--past, present future--so that we could have eternal life. Jesus is holy and blameless...He took upon Him all of our sins so that we could have a relationship with a Holy God. Jesus is the 'bridge' between all mankind and God. To have a relationship with God, all we have to do is recognize who we are (a sinner in need of help), who God is (Holy and Perfect), and believe in the bridge (Jesus) that will bring us to God. We have to believe in this 'bridge'! That's it! How simple. How life changing.