15 January 2023

God Never Quits

For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, 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.

Romans 8:38-39

God is eternal. God was here before we were here, and God will be here long after all of us are gone.

No matter what happens, God will always be here. When we are done, God is still just getting started.

Most importantly, God is always God. God is always the Creator of both Heaven and Earth.  There can never be a moment when God is anything but God.

Mortal man can only dream of such constancy, for it always eludes us. We are not always all that we wish to be. We get tired, we get frustrated, we make mistakes. We stop and then we start again--sometimes we start over. 

We try to do what is right, only to get tripped up by desire and temptation.

We try to love, only to get tripped up by anger and hatred. Our love is forever being clouded by fear, jealousy, greed--our desire to love others is forever being undone by thoughts of self

God does not have such struggles. 

God never struggles to do what is right--God is the essence of all that is right.

God does not "try" to love, God is love--He is the essence of what it means to love. Ultimately, there can be no love in this world without the love of God--both the love God has for all Mankind and the love pious men have for God. 

Through God's love for us as His children we can see and receive all the good things that come to us in this world. Through our love for God we are able to reach out beyond ourselves, to love not just ourselves but also our fellow man. We are gifted the capacity to love our neighbor even as we love ourselves because God loves us first.

As God is eternal, so too must God's love be eternal. As God is always God, so too must God's love  always be God's love. 

God's love for us is constant. It is as much a part of the world as the sun, the moon, and the sky. It is always there, for God is always there.

God is eternal. Which means God never quits. God never stops being God, and God never stops loving us. Even when sin and wickedness bring down God's punishments upon us, God never stops loving us.

No matter what evil we do, the moment we turn back to God, God is there. Whenever we turn towards Him, He is there.

No matter our sin, God will always be there. For God is constant. For God is eternal. For God never quits.