Life has trained many of us to think of love as temporary and conditional. It’s like the story of a young girl who gave her boyfriend a picture of herself in a frame. On the back of her picture, she wrote him a short note: “I love you more than life itself. I am yours forever. Love always, Ashley.”
Her unconditional commitment contained this postscript at the bottom: “P.S. If we ever break up, I want this picture back – it’s the only one I have.”
God’s love is different.
God’s love is permanent and unchanging.
While others may love today and abandon you tomorrow, God’s love never changes.
He loves me, He loves me not
God’s love isn’t like the game many people played when they were younger when they were thinking of someone they liked. You know the game. You pick up a daisy and start pulling off pedals while you are saying “He/She loves me. He/She loves me not. He/She loves me. He/she loves me not.”
When some of us have a good day at work we say, “God loves me.”
If we lose our temper at work, we say, “God loves me not.”
We helped someone in need. He loves me.
We walked by a person in need. He loves me not.
We think that God’s love is entirely based on our performance. We think that we have to earn God’s love.
God loves us because God …. Is … Love.
We never have to doubt God’s love for us!
We can live in complete assurance and confidence of it!
How should these truths affect the way you live?