Many of us started our walk with God with set of rules to follow. You do good and get good. You do bad and get bad. It was always a quest to reach out to God in and of our own ability to be accepted, embraced and rewarded. But God Who is rich in mercy and abounding in love had a different plan. Jesus came, Immanuel, God with us, so that we may have life in Him and have it more abundantly that can only be achieved by accepting His invitation to know Him personally.