I can think of very few bonds that are as strong as that between a child and her parents. There is very little I wouldn’t do for my daughter, whether getting matching mother/daughter tattoos as we did this Mother’s Day, as her gift to me this year, or unhesitatingly dying for her, which I would do in a heartbeat.
While those may be two extremes situations, one thing I know, without question. My love for her is boundless. We are connected forever.
Even stronger than the bonds that tie my beautiful daughter to me, are the bonds that don’t break between our Heavenly Father and His children. He is very much connected to us.
I know that not all of you may have experienced this sort of parental love, this sort of connection, this sort of bond. However, I know as clearly as I know how I feel about my daughter that my God loves His children without any hesitation, without any wavering, no matter who we are or what we do.
As Romans 8:31-39 reminds us, “What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, ‘For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.’) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I don’t know about you, but I take comfort knowing that absolutely nothing separates us from our Heavenly Father’s love. That’s a true bond, one that cannot be broken. God will eternally love us, ALWAYS!
Do you feel like you’re not good enough for God? Do you feel like you have messed up so much that God would never consider loving you? Do you think that God might care about others, but there’s nothing to love about you?
Those are common thoughts or feelings, but God isn’t like that. Just as a loving parent would never dream of turning her back on her child, there is nothing we can do to make God love us or to make Him not love us. He just loves us, because He is love and He knows no other way to feel towards His creation, His children.
As 1 John 4:7-12 reminds us, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
One thing I want my daughter to always know, no matter what happens, is that my love for her will never waver. It only strengthens with time. Nothing can ever happen that would break the bond between us, because I wouldn’t let it happen. I could never let that happen.
God speaks that over us, as well. How, you may ask? The Bible is a love letter to us, from start to finish. It tells us, over and over again how much He loves us. How desperately He wants to stay connected to us.
Having a hard time believing it? I would love to chat with you. Feel free to send me a message.
Want to rediscover that bond with Him? He has been by your side all along. Just talk with Him. You’ll quickly discover that the bond still remains.
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