“A Love Stronger than Death” — Liberty University Convocation


Love of enemies, love of the foreigner, love for the poor and powerless, love of sinners—this is the radical, merciful view of love that the canon of Hebrew and Christian scripture presents, as Os points out in his message for the Convocation ceremonies at Liberty University. C.S. Lewis offers a brilliant portrayal of love in “the Four Loves,” though through the lens of the Greeks. The Hebrew tradition offers an even more expansive understanding of love through every ‘season’ of life. The consummate example of such an enduring love is Jesus, who, out of love for sinners, willingly suffered death on a cross and conquered death itself by rising again, to pay for their sins. This gift of love is stronger than even death, promising resurrection and eternal life to anyone who would repent of sin and put their hope in Jesus.