“Mommy, do you know when I’m never going to love you?”
(Translation for those of you who may not speak Childrenese: Do you know when I’m going to stop loving you?)
I smiled and looked down into her large, acorn-shaped eyes, “When?”
With an affirming giggle she replied, “NEVER! I’m just going to love you, and love you, and love you forever!”
Oh how those simple words rejuvenated my heart. After swooping her up into my arms for a shower of kisses, I thought about the eternal love God has for me…for all of His children.The hours He has spent loving me far out number the hours I’ve lived on this earth.
In my life time, He has destroyed walls that jailed me, unlocked the shackles that immobilized me, and loosened the blindfold that concealed light from my eyes.
He has given me armor to shield me from my enemies and hope to restrain my doubt. Every offense I have ever committed has been blanketed with His forgiveness.
I am often ungrateful, yet still He loves me. I have nothing to offer Him that is not already His, yet still, He loves me. I am unworthy, yet still, He loves me.
And do you know when He’s “never going to love me?” Never. He's going to love me, and love, and love me forever!
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Romans 8:38-39 Holman Christian Standard Bible