Contemporary English Version (CEV)
So let's say you're walking down the street and someone pulls up beside you in a car, gets out, hands you the keys and walks away, telling you that it's yours. You'd be all sorts of suspicious, right? It would have to be something shady, right? That doesn't really happen, unless it's bizarre.
We're so trained to be skeptical, we have trouble receiving what Jesus wants to give us. He wants to transform our lives for the better. He wants to change us from the inside-out, to eternally alter our destiny. He wants the absolute best for us, and he wants to give it to us for free. He has this free gift of eternal life that he is pouring into our lives, and all he wants is for us to receive it and be changed by his unconditional love. That's what he wants.
Will you open your heart today to receive this gift? That's our role in the equation -- we get what Jesus is giving to us.