Happy Tuesday everyone, and happy early Easter! Because of the undeniable-yet-almost-unbelievable fact that Easter is right around the corner (despite of the three feet of snow on the ground right now), I have decided to do an Easter-themed post again. I love Easter because of what it means. I hope you find the same thing!
Many people are taught to think that God is “over there”. That He doesn’t care. That He wound up the world like a clock and then stepped away. That He couldn’t really be involved with us.
But that, dear friend, is a very sad and misleading lie.
God is love. How do we know what love is? We get to know God, because we CAN, and what God (through Jesus) did for us.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. (1 John 3:16, ESV)
Why would Jesus lay down His life for us? Because He loves us.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13, ESV)
We sinned and broke our relationship with God. Sin equals separation from God. So why again did Jesus come?
To show us love. To lay down His life for us. To restore our broken relationship with God.
We need to lay aside the facts of our past and what we’ve done to think that we could never accept love from God.
It’s true that we don’t deserve it. But that is how we know true love, that he reached out to us when we had run away…far away…too far away to be found by anyone accept God.
God wants to know us. And we can know him too. We know God because we accept His amazing love that He has shown us.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, ESV)
God is not “over there”. He is here. And His love reaches far…no matter how far you are, you can always come back.
I know this post is extra short today, but seriously, what more is there?
Love is here because God is here; God is Love.
Thank you Lord for your amazing love.
Category: From The Bible
Tags: love, Jesus, Easter, amazing love, God’s love, God