40 Days of Lent Journal: Day 8
John 13:1 1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
God's Love is Steadfast and unchangeable
Nothing changes God's love for His children. There are three things that remain -- faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love
In a world of frequent and often disturbing, even devastating, change, it is the believer's great comfort that he knows and serves the unchangeable God. “I am the LORD, I change not” (Mal. 3:16).
In the Bible, you will find that the love of God is unchangeable. Many who loved you at one time have perhaps grown cold in their affection, and turned away from you: it may be that their love is changed to hatred. It is not so with God. It is recorded of Jesus Christ.
“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens He never changes or casts a shifting shadow" (James 1:17),
God's love is not like man's love. God's love does not change, ever, under any circumstances or conditions. Having loved us from eternity, he will never call back his love in time. There is nothing we can do to destroy, or even lessen, the love of God for us (John 13:1). See, we did nothing to compel God to love us; and we can do nothing to repel God's love. The love of God is not dependent upon, or regulated by our condition ... “I am the LORD, I change not” (Mal. 3:16).
Father, in Jesus name, thank you for being present in my life today. Thank you for being consistently loving to me and to my family. Over time, I have changed but you have been my solid rock. As I change during this season, let the change be that I grow closer to you and love you in an incredible and steadfast manner. Amen!
Publisher's Note: The above are excerpts from the "No Greater Love: A Journey Through Lent" Journal as compiled by Dr. Michelle Gooding of Herring Grove FWB Church, Dr. Andre Cannon of Evangel Christian Community Church, and Eldress Wandra Williams of Hull Road FWB Church.