Jer.31:3 – I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
The challenge of a preacher is to try to put words on the indescribable. What can be said to describe the everlasting love of God. Paul probably gave it the best shot in Ephesians 1:4 – Amp. “Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.” Somehow, before I was born, before there was a world, the Lord knew me and loved me. He has loved me with His everlasting love and has drawn me with His love. His everlasting love also loves me through everything I face. Whether there is sickness, or poverty, betrayal or demonic resistance God’s love will surround me and empower me to finish with joy. Here is how David Jeremiah describes this unending love.
“God’s love reflects His eternal absolutes. God’s love is eternal, like He is: more durable than time, wider and deeper than the incalculable dimensions of the cosmos. As He tells us, God’s perfect love for you existed deep in the depths of eternity even before time began. He created billions of wondrous galaxies, most of which no telescope will ever see; He created lovely, atomic-level worlds no microscope will ever penetrate; He knows all, He transcends all, and He is magnificent beyond human imagining. Yet His love for you is so close and intimate that it far outshines that of doting human fathers who, when they first see their newborn infant, often count the baby’s fingers and toes. God actually numbers the hairs on your head. He knows and cherishes the tiniest details of your life, He watches over you every moment, and He has a plan for your life that has been in His heart longer than the world has existed.”
His love for each of us is very personal. For Jeremiah the Lord told him He loved him and knew him from his mother’s womb. It couldn’t get any more personal. He has loved and watched over ever detail of your life. We may have been unaware of His nearness because of our blindness. Once we begin to taste His goodness for ourselves it all becomes very clear; He has had me all along.