It’s a Love Story
(today’s post is a Faith in Focus column I wrote for our local newspaper).
What is Christianity? Sadly, many people see it as nothing more than trying desperately to follow a bunch of rules, helping old ladies across the street, or huffing and puffing and trying to make ourselves presentable to God. But that’s not what the Bible is all about. Really.
It’s a love story.
The whole story of the Bible is about a loving God passionately pursuing a personal and intimate relationship with us. With people. Sinful people. It’s true!
From the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve sinned and God’s first words were, “Where are you?” to the book of Revelation where Jesus stands outside a church saying, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him,” the whole story of the Bible is about God’s loving pursuit. Of you. And me.
One of the books of the Bible is called the Song of Solomon, and it is a love story about a husband and a wife. But on a deeper level, it is also an allegory for the amazing love that God as our Heavenly Father has for us. Solomon describes the love of God powerfully here: “Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it.”
The Bible is a love story. It tells us that not only did God create you, but He loves you, and longs to know you personally. Will you respond to His love today?
Join us Sundays in November at Beausejour Community Church as we study the Song of Solomon in our It’s a Love Story series.
Pastor Chris Jordan