God created everything. Everything was good. He created us to be on His earth, caring for it, and living as a community of worshippers of Him. This is our purpose, but we rejected it and Him. This is why the world that God created is in the state that it is in: a world filled with corruption, death, evil, hopelessness, and unhappiness. This is why we feel empty inside. No matter how much we gain or how much we lose, we never feel satisfied. And as bad as it seems right now, God is still there. Though loving, He is just, and being just means that He has every right to punish us for our rejection of Him. So what do we do? We turn to Him.  In the midst of his anger and wrath, God still loves us. He loves us so much that He graciously provided the only way for us to avoid His wrath and to be back in community with Him. That is through Jesus, the son of God Who lived the perfect life that we could never live. The son of God Who endured the wrath and death that we all rightfully deserve. The son of God Who rose from the dead three days later exhibiting to the world that He alone has conquered both death and our punishment for our rejection of God. The son of God whose name is Jesus. Through faith in Him alone, Jesus, God in flesh, do we have access to love God rightly, love people rightly, and rightly serve. So everything that Crosslink is about, is about Him. We love God because He loves us. We love people because He loves us. We serve because He has served us and has uniquely gifted each of us to serve and reach others with the good news that they too can be a part of God's community through faith in Jesus.