What a treasure trove it was when my sister came across love letters written by our parents during World War II! I am now thankful that my Mother saved every scrap of paper. These letters are windows into their souls! In the earliest letters the words were a bit stilted, surprisingly on Mom’s part. It was my quiet reserved Dad who expressed his love so well! They are now with their beloved Lord, but their love story lasted seventy one years!
Today’s verse describes a love that spans centuries. This love is an unfailing love that not only lasts forever but delivers our souls (Psalm 6:3-4). It is a priceless love (Psalm 36:7) its value surpassing any human attempt at romance. And when we pin our hope on His unfailing love, His eyes are on us! (Psalm 33:18) We are the better for always being mindful of this incredible love (Psalm 26:3). We are told to even meditate on this love (Psalm 48:9). And we do that by immersing ourselves in the words of the greatest love letter ever written, the Bible.
In writing this I was amazed at all the references to God’s love in Scripture! I was reassured of His unfailing love and could feel it wash over me. So often when reading the Bible I get bogged down in the details of study. I get distracted by all the injunctions I find there. I am so sidelined by word studies or cultural references that I forget the main point. Reading His Word is reading His personal love letter to me. His love is behind every list of blessing, every faithful miracle, every promise and even every warning.
Thank you Lord, for reassuring me of Your unfailing love!