Hello friends from the Internet!
I hope you are all doing well. It is hard to believe that we only have three more weeks left in the semester. This year has flown by so fast! I know I say that in every blog, but I am honestly shook.
This week, I wanted to share a little bit about my faith. With Easter having just passed, I felt led to share. As you may or may not know, Biola is a private Christian university. That basically means that all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. This is a unique aspect of our community. Our time here at Biola is spent learning more and more about the faith that we hold. Maybe you heard about Biola through an advertisement or a school counselor, but you aren’t sure what the “Christian” part is about.
As a Christian, I believe that I am an imperfect person — I mess up every single day. No matter how hard I try to white-knuckle life and be a good person, I always fall short. But I believe that is not the end of the story. Several thousand years ago, the Creator of the universe loved us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His son, Jesus, for our sins. Though Jesus lived a perfect life, He was killed in my place, for my wrongs. Three days after being crucified, He rose again. God loved us so much that He did not want us to be separated from Him for eternity. He extended unrelenting grace to us so that we may live. It is because of this sacrifice that I can walk in confidence. You can too! No matter how messed up you think you are, there is grace upon grace for you if you accept it. Christianity is acknowledging our imperfections and knowing that Christ’s grace saves us from our imperfections.
If this whole blog sounded like gibberish to you, then message me! I would love to chat more in depth.
If this idea of grace and Jesus interests you in the least bit, then message me! I would love to chat.
If you have a prayer request, then message me. I would love to pray for you!
P.S. If you would like to know more about what Biola University believes, then I would encourage you to check out our doctrinal statement.