God’s Love Will Never Let Us Go

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God’s love will never let us go no matter what may come our way. God loves us with an everlasting love. Webster’s dictionary defines everlasting as lasting or enduring through all time. Because God is eternal, with no beginning and no end, and because he is not bound by time, he has loved us since before time began, and will continue to love us throughout eternity.

Through the ages God promised to be with his people even when they chose to run away from him. Time and time again God waited patiently for his people to return to him. God’s promise of an everlasting love remains as true for us today as it did when first promised.

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When I was a child I wandered. I left the safety of my mother’s presence while we were in stores, and falsely believed I’d be fine on my own. Once the realization hit I was alone and didn’t see my mom, panic set in until we were reunited. I believe adults wander, too. We leave the safety of God’s presence, falsely believing we’ll be fine on our own. After we realize we aren’t fine, and look for God we find the promise of his love that will not let us go still stands.

Like children we might chafe against God’s restraints. We don’t fully understand God’s bonds of love enable us to live richer, fuller lives than we could ever live apart from him. But instead of resisting God’s love, how about we embrace it with gusto?

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His love is everlasting to everlasting after all.

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And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said, “I love you people with a love that will last forever. That is why I have continued showing you kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NCV)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Harnessed By God’s Love

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In a recent Max Lucado UpWords Daily Devotional he described God’s love as a harness binding us to him. Max explained that the Hebrew word hasaq meant tethered, attached to something or someone. Harnessed.

This harnessed love served two purposes … yanking and claiming.

When I was a toddler I wanted to explore. That meant I wandered. That meant I was hard to keep track of. That also meant my wandering could put me in danger.

Of course, I had no idea what that meant, nor did I care, the day I walked out of the downtown Sears store on my own and decided to take a look around.

courtesy pixabayTo remedy the problem of my incessant wandering my mother purchased a pink harness to keep me bound to her when we went out.

To this day I have vivid recollections of retrieving the hateful thing, handing it to her, and standing still while she strapped it around my chest.

I didn’t understand the purpose of that harness was to keep me safe. I didn’t understand it showed my mother loved me enough to keep me close, despite my efforts to run away. I didn’t understand it bound me to her to show I was her child and belonged to her.

All I saw was a loss of freedom.

If we think of God’s love as a hateful thing that takes away our freedom, keeps us restricted and unable to enjoy life, like I did with my pink harness, we’re missing the true reason for his harness.

God’s tether of love shows the world we belong to him and are his children.

It says his love is beyond measure and he wants to keep us safe.

Being harnessed by the ropes of God’s love means he chose us and we are precious to courtesy pixabayhim.

Chafing against the tether of God’s love?

Perhaps we need to see it from his point of view and realize he tethers us because he loves us and claims us as his own.

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Look around you: Everything you see is God’s—the heavens above and beyond, the Earth, and everything on it. But it was your ancestors who God fell in love with; he picked their children—that’s you!—out of all the other peoples. Deuteronomy 10:14-15 (MSG)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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