By Sarene Kushdilian

Issue #9: March 2006, CAMP AREV NEWSLETTER, USA

Throughout Scripture, God makes clear His love for us. Even when we were sinning against Him, God loved us. In response to this, the author of Hebrews rightfully asks, “What is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him?” (Hebrews 2:6). We are all sinners “and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And yet, knowing this, God loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sins. The Bible makes it clear that if we believe, we “are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
How, then, should we respond to this knowledge? Is this something to be taken lightly? Upon understanding God’s holiness and love for His children, our lives must change! Being identified as a “Christian” makes you a follower of Christ. Therefore, our actions should reflect His. Our lives should reflect His. We must keep in mind that we are examples of Jesus. To some people, we are the only examples of Christ they see. Ultimately, the purpose of our lives is to honor and glorify Him in everything.
How awesome it is to know that our God is one who loves and cares for us. It is my hope and prayer that we live our lives dedicated to His service and to the glory of His Kingdom.