I (Raina Nightingale) am a young Christian who has been enthralled by the Love of God in Christ Jesus. I stubbornly refused to come to Jesus for fear of what He might ask of me and the suffering and death that might result and lack of belief that He is worthy and is all. He miraculously drew me to Himself. My salvation is a miracle greater than the creation of the world. I was set on desiring only myself, and God changed my heart so that my only real desire is to know and be one with His Son, for which I am eternally grateful. It’s His love that did this. I understood that since on Calvary Jesus bore the separation from His God and Father that I deserve for my sins, and though He knew all my past and all my future sins He still paid for them all and did everything so I could come to Him, there is nothing that can separate me from His love. Even my future sins cannot, for He knew all about all of them when He died for me on Calvary and rose again, and still He calls me. He will not reject me for what He always knew about me. No circumstance in the past, the present, nor the future can separate me from His love.
That is why Enthralled By Love exists. Like the Apostle Paul, I am compelled by the love of Christ, having known that one died for all and therefore all died, and He died for all so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and lives again. Therefore, I want to tell others about the wonderful Lord Jesus I have seen and about His love which has enthralled me so that I no longer live for myself but for Him who died for me and lives again. I want everyone to know the beautiful God who has saved me and whom I shall delight in with my whole heart and soul for eternity.
Because of the nature of this blog, I would encourage new readers to read these three posts first: The Image of God and the Firstborn over all Creation: God must be all in all, (Part I) The Wonder of the Trinity: God is One, and (Part II) The Wonder of the Trinity: Father, Son, Spirit.
Note: I quote primarily from rough memory of multiple different translations of the Bible, so most of my quotations are not from any translation. (If you see a quote and you don’t know where it is from, feel free to contact me or ask in the comments, and I will provide a reference!)