“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.”Psalm 136:26
I remember times when my boys would only come to me. Hugs and kisses were reserved only for Mom. And I loved that. Then the next week they only wanted their daddy and I’d be jealous for awhile until it switched back to me again.
Well, it’s the same with our grandson Henderson. Right now his “G” is the best thing on earth and I am … an okay substitute. Yes, of course I want him to react to me the same way, with a big smile and arms stretched out wide, but for now he’s reserved.
But this time of indifference doesn’t make me look at him any differently. I don’t love him any less. I don’t give him any less of my attention or affection. I couldn’t. Just looking at his pictures makes my heart smile. He’s precious to me.
And that’s how God sees us. Even when we don’t want to spend time with Him. Even when we turn our attention from Him to engage in what we think is more fun, He still smiles and under His breath says, I love you, no matter what. If you never turn my way again, I will still love you. I died for you and I’d do it again.
There is nothing my boys could have done to cause me not to love them. There is nothing that Henderson can do that would rob him of that love either.
And there is nothing that we can do that will ever separate us from God’s love through Christ.
Romans 8:38-39 says, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”