Because I love you with an everlasting love

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love;  I have drawn you with loving-kindness ~ Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV Bible)

All that Father does is motivated by His everlasting love for us. A love that is perpetual, unending, and eternal. He has drawn us with a loving-kindness that will never run out or dry up. When describing what everlasting love means, I believe that Jack Winter says it best... "There was never a time in all of eternity when we were not loved by God."

Father's everlasting love has always been there and will always be there. There is nothing we can do to make God love us any more than He does right now and there is nothing that we can do to make God love us any less than He does right now. It is difficult for us to be able to comprehend this kind of unconditional love and acceptance.


That is why the Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:17-19 that we might be rooted and established in love, may have power together with all of the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (NIV Bible)

We may know that God loves us in our heads, but He desires for this revelation to seep into every fabric of our being. Love is meant to be experienced, not only intellectually understood. If we never feel love from those around us, life becomes very empty. A big hug from someone we care about FEELS good. A kind word or a loving glance FEELS good. While our access to God is through faith, we must believe that there is a reward for those that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). Our ultimate reward is the revelation of our Father's everlasting love for us.


Father, I thank You for loving me with a love that will never run out or dry up. May Your loving-kindness seep into every area of my being...spirit, soul and body. I want to experience Your love in a deeper way than I have ever experienced before. I pray that my heart may be rooted and established in Your love, and that I might have power to grasp how wide and how long and how high and how deep is your love for me expressed in the person of Your Son, Jesus Christ. In the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus I pray, AMEN.

Devotional from the Father's Love Letters