“Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory, the glory you have given Me because You LOVED ME before the creation of the world.” John 17: 24
There is a huge amount of our story that happened even before we were created! God’s LOVE for us started “before the creation of the world!” Through God we know that love is real, that it endures, and that we can count on it!!
As it says in the book, Epic, written by John Eldredge, “we need to know that love lasts! The reason divorce is so devastating to children (not to mention grownups) is because it ends the story. Just like that. The past is lost. The future is uncertain. The pictures come down off the walls. Certain names are never mentioned again. The love story is over. You can’t count on anything.”
We start questioning love, its lasting power and if it is really real! Our relationships are terminated or changed! What devastation to the creatures who were made for relationships!
Our greatest joys are shared with the ones we love!!! Whether it be taking a walk, sharing a conversation, enjoying the sounds of the ocean, the laughter of a child/grandchild, …. these are the best times because they are shared!
“That is why the self-centered life simply does not work. The world is rigged in such a way that life does not work when it’s all about you.” (Epic)
God’s Love LASTS!!!! We came from Love!! We were born out of Love! God’s Love never fails!!! THANK YOU LORD for that TRUTH!!! Your Everlasting LOVE for us!!