Let God Love You

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: LoveLovingkindnessResurrection

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As we head into this new year, may God renew in our hearts a great appreciation for our Lord – the One who is highly exalted and yet stands at the door of our hearts for intimate fellowship.

-Chris Reeves

During this season, many people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is always good to remember the glory and wonder of God the Son emptying Himself to dwell within the person of Jesus, the Messiah. John, the beloved disciple, wrote, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory” (John 1:14). 

Isaiah prophesied regarding Jesus, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Out of our Father’s gracious love for mankind, He sent His Son to bring redemption and reconciliation. And when He came to earth, born as a human being, He did not regard equality with God as a thing to be grasped or asserted, “but emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant” and “humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:6-8). He gave Himself in loving submission to the will of His Father to secure our salvation. Therefore, “God highly exalted Him and bestowed upon Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow… and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). 

As we head into this new year, may God renew in our hearts a great appreciation for our Lord – the One who is highly exalted and yet stands at the door of our hearts for intimate fellowship. And as we work together for the good of His kingdom on earth, let us always remain deeply in love with Him—our blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

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