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Christians believe that God came down to earth in the form of Jesus. Since the beginning of time God has been trying to show people how much he loved them and teach them to love one another in the same way.
People refused to listen to the messengers He sent, or listened for a while but quickly forgot.
God decided to send His own Son, Jesus, to live as a human, to share the human condition and show us how to love.
Christians celebrate Jesus birth at Christmas.
Jesus lived as God on earth, fully God but fully human. He experienced everthing that you and I experience. God knows what it is like to be human, to laugh, to love, to cry, to suffer.
Jesus taught many people about Gods love for them and showed them a new way to live ... a really challenging way that turns the standards of this world upside down. He said we are to love one another, to love our enemies, to forgive, to care for others, especially those on the margins of society.
Not everyone liked what Jesus had to say and Jesus was put to death on a cross (Good Friday).
But God did not stay dead. He rose agian on Easter Sunday, defeating death and showing once and for all that nothing can seperate us from the love of God.
God with us
After Jesus came back to life He stayed with his disciples for a while. He told them that it was their job to show the world how much God loves it and to tell people about him.
Then he went back to heaven (ascension). But we are not left alone. God sent His Spirit to be with us (Day of Pentecost) so that we can know he is close and to help us.