This week the Jewish people celebrated the feast of Passover and Christians are celebrating the sacrificial death and triumphal resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul saw the connection between these historic Passover events as he wrote that our Heavenly Father “has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:13-14 ESV).
God demonstrates His love through action. In the first Passover, He delivered Israel from their slavery in Egypt. Generations later, He brought deliverance to all of humanity through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Passover shows us the force and strength of God’s love—love that bridges every divide so that all can experience His lovingkindness.
Perhaps you have said or have thought, “You don’t know my circumstances, He can’t help me.” or “You don’t know my thoughts or the things that I have done. Why would God love me? Why would He go to such extremes to make me His own?” Through Jesus, God’s relentless love reaches through every barrier to make us His beloved children.
God’s love is something that is difficult to imagine. Yet, He is ready to reach through to you whenever you turn your heart to Him. And while there is nothing that you have ever done nor could ever do to merit His love, the one thing you can do is allow Him to love you.
What does God want from you? He wants you to receive His love and to love Him in return. This love is the pathway to freedom. This is one answer that can address all of your problems and bring you into a closeness with Him—just allow Him to love you, and love Him in return.
Written by Chris Reeves, President
April 2, 2021
President Reeves is a founding member of Shiloh University’s Board of Trustees and is responsible for the University’s operations and executive leadership.Read more about Chris | View all posts by Chris | Follow Chris on Twitter Categories: President’s Blog; Topics: Love, Lovingkindness, Resurrection