by Charissa Veal
CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) –Truett-McConnell College Vice President of Academic Services, Dr. Brad Reynolds, spoke on the constant love God pursues each of his children with during the school’s chapel service, October 2.
“Have you ever thought one thing only to find out something else?” Reynolds asked while encouraging students to reexamine the direction they are taking in life. “How many of us are living life one way, and then at the end of our life, will find out that may not have been the way we should have lived?”
Pointing to Exodus 3:1-12, Reynolds combed through scripture and noted how God’s love for Moses and the Israelites, who were enslaved in Egypt, moved Him to free His people from bondage. Moses ran from God into the desert, but God pursued him.”Some of you today have been running from God,” Reynolds said. “If you will stop and look behind you, you will find God. He’s chasing you. He’s pursuing you, just as He was pursuing Moses.”
Reynolds noted though his desire is for all to accept God’s love, there is a cost to be counted. While salvation is free, it is costly, and being saved “means giving your life to God and trusting Him to take care of you better than you can take care of yourself.”
He further explained that while many doubt their talents and abilities, God will use a willing heart. Even Moses questioned why God chose Him; but God’s reply was that He is enough.
“God plus nothing equals everything,” he said. “My God can do anything….It doesn’t matter what you have, or what you don’t have. All that matters is that you have God. And that’s what He’s telling Moses: ‘I’m all that matters.'”
Reynolds encouraged those in attendance to stop and consider the direction of their lives and to take comfort in the pursuing love of God, who wants to have a relationship with those who don’t know Him. God requires two things: a trusting heart and the belief that He is who He says He is.
Charissa Veal is a senior English major at Truett-McConnell.
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