Jeremiah 31:3 – The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness”.
Nothing you’ve ever done or will ever do can stop God from loving you. God says, “I love you with an everlasting love”.
Do you know how long everlasting is? It’s forever. You can’t make God stop loving you; He will love you forever. His love isn’t based on what you do. It’s based on who He is.
That’s why God sent His Son: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
God wants you to know His love. Even more, He wants you to feel His love. God’s love will transform you when you feel it. It turns somebody who is hateful, bigoted, or racist into a kind, gentle, and loving person. When God’s love hits your heart, it changes you.
If your life hasn’t changed, then you don’t know God. You can’t have somebody as big as God come into your life and not be changed by it. When God’s love comes into your life, it changes how you react to everyone else, you can’t help but pass it on to others.
The most amazing conversion in the Bible is of a guy named Saul, who was a religious extremist that killed Christians. One day, on his way to Damascus, he encountered Jesus. The man who had once been a religious extremist became the apostle of love. Saul, now known as Paul, wrote most of the New Testament, including some of the most beautiful words on love ever written, 1 Corinthians 13.
The everlasting, completely free love of God will do that. It changes lives. Has it changed yours?
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your everlasting love. You loved me while I was still a sinner and sent Your only Son to die for me. Father, I open my heart to Your love. I want to receive, feel and experience more of Your love. Let my wholebeing be transformed more and more by Your love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.