Illustrious – References
I know work in admissions with three different programs. These three different programs have different applications and admissions requirements needed to get in. They all require one thing that is the same though – a personal reference.
Though it’s one of many pieces reqiured, this reference is needed to help us learn more about the individual and how they fit with who we are as an institution. Other pieces vary – transcripts, additional references, test scores, background checks – but they are all ingredients which help inform our evaluation regarding admitting the individual as a student.
I’m glad God has simplified our admissions process into His Kingdom program, into His eternal life, into His Bride. We just need one reference – one from His Son.
“For our sake, he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righeousness of God.” – 2 Cor. 5:21 ESV
Christ is our substitute, we are clothed in His righeousness and when the Father sees His name on our reference form, our admission is set in stone. What a glorious gospel! What a sweet relief – that it doesn’t depend on our goodness or perfection. It’s all about Christ and what He’s done!