A little over 2000 years ago, Jesus, God in human form went to a cross and took our punishment so that we could have both abundant and eternal life. What does God think of me? Paul answered that question for us in Romans 5:8 (NLT) when he said, "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." The cross settled the debate. Jesus loved us with his life.