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June 15, 2021: 100 Percent Chance

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life“ (John 3:16, KJV).

John 3:16 reminds me of how much God loves us. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to take the punishment for our sins and die on a cross in our place. If God hadn’t given Jesus to take our place, we would all be dead, as sin would have consumed us from the inside out.

Only adults are accepted or included in certain situations in life. But when it comes to Jesus, all of us—adults and children—are accepted and included and have a 100 percent chance of spending eternity with Jesus. All we have to do is believe in Him and accept His gift of life. On the other hand, if we reject God’s gift, we will perish.

God gives each of us a choice to choose life or death. Which will you choose? “As for me and my house, [I] will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15, KJV).

Thank You, Lord, for giving Your Son to die for me so that I can have the opportunity of spending eternal life with You. Amen.

Jayden Gooden is a sixth-grader at the Roanoke Adventist Christian School in Virginia.