We always look forward to these spiritual festivals as we annually renew our faithful commitment to our savior and the Father. Through all of God’s Holy Days, but especially through the Passover, we have come to personally see God’s hand in our lives.
Here are three ways to help you better see God’s hand in your life too, and in the lives of all God’s brethren.
1. God Loves All Mankind
Since God is our spiritual Father and islove, He loves humanity as a true and loving parent would. So it follows that the Father and Christ would show all people everywhere the ultimate actof love that leads to the ultimate giftof love: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). As God’s plan unfolds, that incredible love shows His hand in the history of all people everywhere.
2. God Loves Each of Us Personally
We are God’s sons and daughters, His children, living for His Kingdom (see 2 Corinthians 6:18). He is the perfect Father and loves us each personally. Jesus loved His own disciples, and we are also His own disciples. “Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end” (John 13:1). Christ and the Father love you and me very personally—now and always will.
3. Jesus Christ Loved Us With His Life and His Death
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (John 10:11). Our Shepherd is our Savior who died for our sins so we could escape the penalty of second death. But we are saved by His life (Romans 5:9-10). In that sense, Christ lives for us and deeply loves us daily. So if Christ died and now lives to love each and all of us, then how can we do less for Him?
Remember those words of God’s personal love for you, dear brethren. Through that love you can see God’s hand in your life now and in His soon-coming Kingdom. At this Passover season I am reminded of Paul’s faithful statement: “For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8). All else is details, but love God with all your heart, and you’ll see His hand in your life.