Since the beginning of humankind’s existence God always longed for an intimate relationship with us. After Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree and their sin separated them from God, He initiated His master-plan to redeem all of humanity through the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross of Calvary.
We really can’t imagine the depth of God’s love for us and all of humankind. God will stop at nothing to reach out and show us His boundless, limitless love. A love so great that finite beings like us cannot really measure it. This is why the Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:35-39,
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
You can find glimpses of God’s unconditional love from several of God’s servants in Scripture. Moses is one such example in Exodus 32:31-32. While Moses was up on the mountain receiving the 10 commandments from God, the Israelites had worshiped the golden calf.
So Moses went back to the Lord and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written
.” Moses demonstrated a God-given love, an unconditional love for his own people. A people who had rebelled against him several times, yet Moses was willing to be damned eternally for the sake of saving them.
Christ came to give Himself as our sacrifice, so we are not lost in eternity without Him. Remember God loves you unconditionally and the only reason we can express love in even the simplest way is because God loved us first and we are created in His image.
During the crisis of COVID-19 we are witnessing many modern-day heroes who literally lay their lives on the line to help others. Many medical workers have moved out of their homes due to concerns they could bring the virus home and infect loved ones. Jane, an emergency responder nurse in Philadelphia, recently told HuffPost she moved out of her parents’ house to avoid passing the virus to them. A respiratory therapist and director of cardiopulmonary services at a hospital in Las Vegas said her daughter, who is immunosuppressed, had to move out and into her dad’s house. She said that, although she misses her terribly, she was very concerned because she didn’t want to bring anything home to her family.
Think about the other medical professionals working punishing hours on the front lines of the pandemic without essential personal protective gear. Also think about the cashiers who are still checking us out and the postal workers who are still delivering our mail. This selfless and sacrificial love is the perfect example of God’s love for all of us.
Christ has done for us what these heroes are doing right now because without their sacrifice and help we wouldn’t make it through this pandemic. We had no way of paying the debt for our sin which kept us separated from God so Christ came down and became our sacrifice and gave all humanity a reason to hope, to love, to believe, and live again.
When Christ came to this world He came to usher in a new Kingdom. There is going to be a new heaven and a new earth after Christ comes again in all His glory to rule and reign. If you haven’t responded to God’s invitation, then I invite you now to receive the redemptive work of Christ on the cross for your sins and let the unconditional love of God flood your heart and soul.
He has Risen, yes, He has Risen Indeed!