The Bible says that He loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you (John 3:16), and stand in the gap for all of our sins. It also says that no matter what our past has been like, or what bad decisions we have made, we are forgiven (Acts 10:43). We can have a fresh start on life and a hope for the future (Ephesians 4:17-32)!
Jesus is our connection to God and to His grace (John 14:6). It is through a personal relationship with Him that we are saved. Not by our works (Ephesians 2:9) or anything we have done—it’s all about having a real relationship with Him. A relationship is what He wants from us, and the Bible says that when we draw near to Him, He draws near to us (James 4:8)