What is the essence of salvation? It is that our heavenly Father rescued us from the death we deserved, because he loves us. People say, “if God is really that loving then….” then he would do anything for the salvation of our souls, which includes letting us go through hell fire so that it is truly heaven that we learn to love. A loving God would do what it takes to save us, and that is what he does.
The essence of salvation is that we are loved. We are truly sought after, seen, known, cared about, wanted, taken seriously by and sacrificed for by the one who gave it all for each and every one of us. In a world where we grow accustomed to not having our love needs met, we don’t yet comprehend the fullness of his love. If we only looked for him, and sought him out, we could see just how much, how wide, and deep is his great love.
The essence of salvation is that God is always good, although life sometimes hurts. He will cause all things to work out for the good of those who love him and whom he called. He truly cares about all of his children, and he is good all the time. He is patient, and he has trust because he sees the truth within each of us, that we are like him too. He calls us to love, but first he loved, and taught us to receive his own love.
The essence of salvation is that we finally met the only one who loves our soul, or that is even truly capable. We met the good shepherd who aspires to give us peace and rest, all we have to do is finally trust him and we will find the truth and joy and be glad. In him we can let our hair down and finally be who we are, and with him we are safe. Not only that but he is our provider, and our confidant. He is and will be forever our friend. This is the essence of being saved by Jesus.