Aug16The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. – Jeremiah 31:3

God’s love is an ever-lasting love.  It is for always.  You need never worry that one day you will wake up and this love will not be there for you; that there will be a time when God will fall out of love with you. That may very well be the case with you or me, but never God.   Paul says nothing can separate us from the love of God. (Romans 8:38)

God has loved us with an everlasting love and therefore He has drawn us to Himself.

John in his epistle writes, what manner of love the Father has lavished upon us.  The Father’s love brings to mind the familiar story of the prodigal son. But it is more the story of the loving father.  Day after day standing by the gate looking for his son to come home.  And then one day “while he was still a far way off”, the Father saw him.  Still a far way off…those few words say so much.  Although the father could not see him, he still saw him every moment; his child was imprinted in his mind.  The father knew his son, knew the shape of his son, knew the way he walked.  And so seeing him he ran to him and threw his arms around him.  There was no reproach, only love.  I daresay the son knew his father too, or he never would have made that journey home.  He knew his father would receive him, but he did not quite know the depth of that love.  Of course he couldn’t….this love cannot be measured.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.  

O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure; The saints and angel’s song. 

The answer to this week’s question:

The angel told Daniel that the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood him for 21 days (read Daniel 10).
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