“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” - C. S. Lewis
The evidence of the existence of love in one’s heart finds its expression through words and deeds. God’s love for mankind is displayed even from the time of creation. In His love, God prepared everything else in this world prior to creating man. Unlike other creations, man was made in His own image and likeness. Though everything else came into existence by His Word, when it came to man, God took time and care and formed him out the dust of the ground.
With all of that, still we see the greatest display of God’s love at the cross of Jesus. When God decided to demonstrate His love to a lost and fallen world, He chose the most precious and unique way to do so. It involved not sparing His own son at the cross to redeem you and me, the imperfect, unrighteous and unworthy candidates. Here we see the heart of the Heavenly Father whose love is beyond comprehension. It is indeed the greatest demonstration of His unmerited and unfathomable love toward us.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
The natural instinct of man, however, like the prodigal son in the parable of Jesus, is to run away from a father who loves him so deeply. This son, after spending all his resources on temporal things, came to the realization that being a servant in his father’s house is more desirable than the swine feeding job he ended up having. Then he made a choice that changed his life forever, he decided to humble himself and to go back his father’s house.
It’s amazing to find that his father was waiting for his son’s return all along and his love had not changed a tad bit. Instead of showing anger or resentment, this father could not help but to love his son wholly and completely. He even made a great feast in honor of his son’s return. Jesus taught this parable to explain the depth of the amazing and unconditional love of the Heavenly Father.
In this world of many changes and variables, we need to really search and find consistency and stability. Human feelings and emotions are not immune to the fluctuations that are around us. In the midst of it knowing the Heavenly Father who loves us no matter what, is indeed the greatest privilege one could have. Yes, His love is unchangeable and eternal, and you can count on it anytime! Have you come home to Him yet? If not, let it be today! May God bless you!