“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
This is what it’s all about. God so loved the world that he sent Jesus! It’s the central theme running through the Bible from beginning to end. God created us out of love, He redeemed us in the greatest act of love, and He calls us to be part of His family because of His love. It’s all about Love.
It’s all about love, and love is for ALL. “Whoever” is a BIG word! God’s love is not for one group, one race, one gender, one age, one class, one lifestyle, one country. God’s love is for all people regardless of everything else. Since you are a part of God’s world, He loves you. It’s that simple. Nothing you’ve done, said, or thought can change that. Jesus loves you!
Easter is a celebration that love lasts forever. It cannot be defeated, even by death. The gift of eternal life is a gift of love. Given in love, given by love, given for love to last forever. The resurrection of Jesus proves that God’s love will never end. Not even death can stop it.
Dear Jesus, help me to believe and live in your love every day from here to eternity. Amen.