Daily Devotion, 4/10/18, “Always and Forever Love”
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 NLT
So there’s this after credits scene in the epic motion picture Napoleon Dynamite (should’ve won like 10 Academy Awards) of Kip’s wedding to Lafawnduh where Kip sings a powerfully moving love song to his new bride. Kip proclaims that his love for her is even greater than his love for technology…so romantic. He proclaims that his love is “always and forever.”
Instead of wondering why my brain is thinking about that movie at five in the morning, follow me on my point, and yes, there is a point J God’s love for you is “always and forever.” Nothing can ever separate you from God’s love. Even when you don’t love Him back. Even when you pull away. Even when you’re too busy to notice. Even when you’re mad at Him. His love for you has no limits. His love for you has no conditions. His love for you has no end. You will have people in your circle with “here today, gone tomorrow” love for you but not God. His love for you is “always and forever.”
You need to understand that at the intellectual level and you need to feel that at the heart level because His love is your solid ground, your security, your hope, your confidence, your healing and your peace. His love is your source for patience with problem people, grace for offensive people and even love for your enemies.
May you know, deeply and truly, that you are loved by the One who is by His very nature pure love. May you receive all of the love He has for you this day and choose to love Him back with how you live your life. In doing so, may you also love those in your circle…especially the unlovable, with the same kind of “always and forever” love. You are loved!