One day, a man and his son were walking in the forest, when the boy stood on an ants' nest. He did not want to do this, but he was not looking where he was going. The nest was completely broken up. The boy looked down to see what he had done and saw many tiny ants running around. They did not know what had happened to them. There was chaos.
The boy was very sad to think that he had caused all this trouble. He asked his father, “Is there a way I can help the ants? How can I put things right for them?”His father replied, “The ants would not understand you or what you were trying to do. The only way you could help them would be to become an ant yourself. But you know you could never do that.” This made the boy even more sad. There was nothing he could do. He and his father continued their walk through the forest.
God came himself to our world?
When God looked at our world, he saw the troubles that many people had. He saw the wrong things that people did. Their lives were in chaos. This made him very sad. God knew that there was only one way to put things right in people’s lives. He must become a human person living in our world. Only then would people understand what he wanted to say to them. They needed to know he could help them and learn how much he loved them. So he came down into the world himself.
He was born as a human baby and grew up in a family. When he was older, he had a job – working as a carpenter. He made things such as doors and farming tools. He knew what it was to laugh, cry and feel sadness. He also knew what it was like to have his friends leave him when he was in terrible trouble. He was treated badly, whipped and then killed, even though he never did anything wrong. His name was Jesus Christ. Jesus came into the world to show us God’s love. He cared about people. He healed them, fed them, rescued them from storms, and did many other wonderful things.
There is a place in the Christians’ holy book, the Bible, that says this: “God loved the world so very, very much that he gave his only son. Because he did that, everyone who believes in him will not lose his life, but will live forever."