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“... Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3
The vast expanse of ocean seemed to stretch on forever. Here and there a sand laced island broke the endless blue. From the airplane window I watched as the sun danced on the rolling waves.
A song I learned as a child suddenly played across my mind:
“If we with ink the ocean fill
and were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill
and everyman a scribe by trade…
To write the love of God above
would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
though stretched from sky to sky.”
From my vantage point in the sky I was reminded of our amazing God’s endless love for each of us. If that vast expanse below were ink, it would not be enough to write of His love.
Do you know, right now, how much you are loved?
Do you know God’s love for you is measureless and strong?
Do you believe it includes you… right where you are right now?
Never doubt God’s love for you.
So many people have no knowledge of the loving, personal God who calls their names. Be reminded today of how very much God loves you. Carry that knowledge in your heart in a fresh way and be amazed by it. Give it away to those along your path. Thank God for His love right now and live as a treasured child of the Father today.
Father God, Thank you that even if the ocean were ink, it would never be enough to write of Your love for me. What an amazing fact! Help me to live in the knowledge of how very much You love me. Help me never to doubt Your goodness toward me. Give me Your strength to handle the things in my life that I do not understand right now. Help me to live today as Your treasured child. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Pause right now, wherever you are reading this, and thank God that He loves you and that He always has your best interest at heart. Ask Him to show you someone today who needs His love too and pass it on in some act of kindness.
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