What little boy does not enjoy dressing up? My grandson sure does and he just loves his Buzz Lightyear outfit! Wearing it he almost flies as he jumps on the bed, even without the wings that light up! This Toy Story character is best known for the catch phrase, “To infinity and beyond,” as he strikes the pose, ready to fly. After defeating the evil Emperor Zurg, this space ranger now cares more about keeping his toy family together.
There are not too many things that can be said to truly be “to infinity and beyond.” But today’s verse describes God’s love and faithfulness in much the same way. His love is so great it goes beyond the heavens. God’s faithfulness is so immense it reaches to the skies! A faithful love like that is beyond our limited comprehension. It surpasses anything that man can stir up in his own heart. But this is not fiction. His love and faithfulness have been proven over and over. This incredible love compelled the Son of God to lay down His life in our place.
What other love will never never let go? What other love is completely unconditional? There is no other love that even comes close. His love is eternal and the world cannot even contain it. His love surpasses the far reaches of the skies. Our God IS love (I John 4:8). God’s love upholds me, guides me, instructs and disciplines me. His love rescues me from a meaningless life and a hopeless future. He crowns me with His love and compassion (Psalm 103:4). “Amazing love, how can it be?”
Lord, I am so undeserving of such a love. I am eternally grateful.