Can you imagine a love greater than the love you have for your child? Do you think anyone else could ever love your child as much as you do? Of course not! You carried that baby in your womb for almost a year and when that baby was born you were the one who fed him and walked the hallways at night with him. but, even if you didn't do all of that. What if you adopted your child and missed out on all of the "fun stuff" in the beginning...how deep is your love for your child? I have several friends who have adopted their children and I can tell you that they do not love their children any less than I love my children. Their love is just as deep and unconditional as though they carried that baby in their womb.
May your unfailing love by my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Psalm 119:76
David was in love with his God, but he knew that his God loved him far more than he could ever love him back. David's love was a failing love. It was not unconditional. He still sinned against his God. But he knew that it was the unfailing love of God that kept him from destroying himself with his sin. It was the unfailing love that was his comfort when all seemed to turn against him.
We are much like David. We are not capable of loving anyone with the kind of love God has for us. We come very close in the way we love our children, but it is not the same perfect unfailing love our God has for us. Our sin keeps us from loving with the same magnitude that God loves.
Who will experience God's unfailing love?
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him. Psalm 103:11
How long will it last?
Give thanks to the Lord for his love endures forever. Psalm 118
It is because of this steadfast, unfailing love that we have salvation and can experience a new day today. We do not deserve a new day, we deserve death. Our hearts are wicked and of no good, but because of his love towards us, he allows us a new day to experience his mercy and grace.
Praise the Lord today and thank him for giving you a new day to experience his grace and mercy and everlasting, unchanging, steadfast, unfailing love.