I look at the ocean and my eyes are immediately filled with awe and wonder. The vastness of it. The depths. There is no end.
But I look and search for it as if there should be an end. Yet it keeps going and going. As far as my eyes can see.
Such a reminder of the Lord’s love for you and me. It reaches high and low, deep and wide. There is no end- but sometimes it’s as if I’m searching for the end of it.
“Did you stop loving me in that moment, Father? Was that mistake the end of it, Lord? Was that hidden sin where your love quit me??”
No. His word tells me over and over. His love is ever-present and never
-ending, always and forever for you and me.
No matter what.
He loves us vastly, richly, deeply. It’s a love full of grace and mercy. Compassion and kindness.
Always ready for us to turn and take His hand to know the riches of who He is.
The grace of His love.
The freedom of His love.
The unshakable foundation of His love.
For me. For you.
Oh, that we would rest in this love and know He is good and He is for us. Giving us the grace to do His will. With His love shaping us into the character of His Son.
His love teaching us His commands. His love helping us to love. His forgiveness equipping us to forgive. His grace giving us grace for others. His mercy reaching the depths of our sinful human hearts and drawing us into an abiding relationship with Him.
Not dare leaving us the same.
The ocean- vast, never ending, deep, mysterious, wide, alive, always moving.
His love- the same.
Praying we all know and experience His great love today.