Is God Really a God of Love?

Alex Pappas   -  

I have heard so many times how people will say how can God be good or loving, if He allows so many people to die in the world. I have heard many people say that God is not loving, because of the suffering that the world goes through. All the evil and all the bad things that happen in the world are because there is no God or that God is not loving or good. Also, if He was so good, why would He send people to hell?

I would like to tell you a little story today….

There once was a school bus driver that lived in the mountains, and he would go every day and collect the children on the one side of the mountain and come back over the mountain to take them to school. The routewas a little tricky, because the road was narrow, and at some points it was barely more than a one lane road. Also, there was a straight drop to certain death because of the mountain.

One day the driver had a full load of kids, they were all around 11 years old, and he was driving around the mountain and on one of the bends coming down a steep, there was only one lane, he was going pretty fast, when suddenly he saw a child in the road. The child could not have been more than 10 years old. The bus driver got such a shock, and in total desperation had to make a decision. He knew that if he swerved the bus would go off the road, and all the kids on the bus would surely die. However, if he would not swerve, he would hit the little 10-year-old child and he would die. The poor bus driver had no choice while trying desperately to break as much as possible, he hit the child and the child was instantly dead. People quickly gathered round, and some looked at the bus driver and accusatorily asked, how he could just hit the child. The bus driver walked up to the little boy lying in the street and picked him up in his arms, and with tears pouring down his cheeks looked up at those accusing him and said to them, this child is my son….

The truth is God is just like this bus driver that gave His only son, He did it so that we could be saved from this fallen world, because of sin. Jesus came and died on the cross so that we could be saved from death. God gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. This Easter remember that it is not really about easter eggs, but about a God that is not just good, but He is great, and He is loving and compassionate and made a way to give us hope, life, and peace.


John 3:16 (AMP)

16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.


Thank you, Lord, for giving your Son to save us.


Have a wonderful Easter!