There is a God, one God, a God of mercy and love who created everything and sustains everything. we are made in the likeness of Him, created to reflect Him and His glory; however, we are incapable of making that happen. We all make mistakes; those mistakes are called sin. Therefore, we fail to reach God’s expectations. In our failure alone we would lose out on the reward: Heaven.
Even though we are sinners, God loves us and pursues us by sending his Son, Jesus Christ into the world. It is because of Jesus Christ that we receive God’s undeserved love and that love and mercy comes to us in our baptism, and through His Holy Word, and through the Lord’s Supper. We live out our calling as Christians in our daily life by loving one another. We live by faith trusting in His promise as we await His return.