by Sandy Kirby Quandt
God’s love will never let us go no matter what may come our way. God loves us with an everlasting love. Webster’s dictionary defines everlasting as lasting or enduring through all time. Because God is eternal, with no beginning and no end, and because he is not bound by time, he has loved us since before time began, and will continue to love us throughout eternity.
Through the ages God promised to be with his people even when they chose to run away from him. Time and time again God waited patiently for his people to return to him. God’s promise of an everlasting love remains as true for us today as it did when first promised.
When I was a child I wandered. I left the safety of my mother’s presence while we were in stores, and falsely believed I’d be fine on my own. Once the realization hit I was alone and didn’t see my mom, panic set in until we were reunited. I believe adults wander, too. We leave the safety of God’s presence, falsely believing we’ll be fine on our own. After we realize we aren’t fine, and look for God we find the promise of his love that will not let us go still stands.
Like children we might chafe against God’s restraints. We don’t fully understand God’s bonds of love enable us to live richer, fuller lives than we could ever live apart from him. But instead of resisting God’s love, how about we embrace it with gusto?
His love is everlasting to everlasting after all.
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And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said, “I love you people with a love that will last forever. That is why I have continued showing you kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NCV)
I wish you well.
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