An Everlasting Love
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” – Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT)
Do you remember the everlasting gobstopper? In the children’s novel Willy Wonka it’s a candy that can never be finished, and never even gets smaller. Later Nestle came out with a candy of the same name, a giant jawbreaker, which despite its name did not last forever. Not too many things in this world are everlasting.
My love is another matter. I love you and value you and want a relationship with you.
My love is truly everlasting and unfailing. You don’t earn it, or deserve it, and can’t do anything to change it. My love won’t give up, quit, or get old. It’s a love that will not walk out on you. It’s the kind of love that you can count on.
I know that it’s hard for you to fathom a love without conditions. I know that sometimes it’s hard to accept an everlasting love. For some of you, the fact that you haven’t earned it will irritate you, after all you’re a self-made man or woman. For some of you, you believe you’re not good enough for it. And for others, you will look at the troubles of this world and have a hard time believing in my love.
Whatever barrier you’re facing, that is keeping you from my love, I want you to know it’s not real. You see a high fence, a hedge, a gap, when in reality all there is are my open arms. Don’t hesitate, come into my open arms today and receive my love.
3 for 3
1 – God says he want a relationship with you. That he stands at the door to your heart and knocks. If you’d like to accept his invitation but aren’t sure how to go about it we have created this page for you “How Can I Have A Relationship With God?”.
2 – Read 1 John 3:1. God’s love for you is so great that this verse says he “lavished” it on you. How would you define a lavish love? What qualities do you think make up a great and unfailing love?
3 – This week read the book of 1 John (it’s only five chapters long.) Read a chapter a day until you’ve finished the book. Start today with chapter 1. Pay special attention to every time love is mentioned throughout the book.