There is something about Paris that inspires grand gestures of love. Couples have been putting locks on the Pont de L’Archeveche to commemorate their love. What a wonderful way to symbolize the permanence of a relationship! However, a section of this old bridge built in 1828 has buckled and fallen under the weight of these locks. The city has now ordered that all the locks come down for safety reasons.
Today’s verse is a promise of a love that never ends. Unlike the best-intentioned human love, God’s love for His own does not fail or falter. His love is everlasting because He chose us in love to be His before the creation of the world! (Eph. 1:4) He proved His love by dying for us while we were still rebellious sinners (Rom. 5:8) He did not wait for our response. He loved us first and to the utmost!
The symbol of His love is more than a lock on a bridge. The symbol of His love is that infamous cross. It reminds me of what He went through to establish a relationship with me! It locked up securely and forever the love we can now share! There is no way to tear down or nullify what He has done to establish this love. It will continue into eternity!
I feel God’s love most keenly when I am considering His power and greatness. The fear, awe and respect that His holy character inspires makes me even more appreciative of this incredible love. I am humbled and grateful that He, being so vast and powerful, could love someone like me!
Thank you Lord, for Your amazing love!