An Unfailing Love
Most of us have experienced a relationship with someone where there was great love, care, and fellowship. …But something goes wrong and the other person withdraws their love from us. What had felt like love has now walked away. Now, there is the void of that love; the pain of rejection and loneliness. This is surely a real sorrow of heart.
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 4:15, Amp., “For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin.” In other words, we do have a High Priest, Jesus Christ, Who was every bit human and has felt the pain of love being withdrawn, rejection, and loneliness. Jesus feels our hurt and wants to comfort us with His great love.
What must we do? Hebrews 4:16, Amp. Says, “Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].” Because Jesus knows every aspect of what it is to be human and He never failed nor came short of the glory of God, He knows exactly how to help us; how to comfort, encourage, and guide us.
The Word assures us of His great love for us. He so loved us that He gave “Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice” for our sins (Eph. 5:2). We read in Romans 8:35, Amp., “Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” The answer is none of these shall separate the Lord’s love from us. Verse 36, Amp. says, “Just as it is written and forever remains written, ‘For Your sake we are put to death all day long; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.’” We may suffer troubles in this life time but in Verse 37&38, Amp., we read, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. For I am convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Your hope in God’s Promises and His abiding love will never disappoint you (Rom. 5:5).
You may be one that feels the sense of sadness at Valentines, when you see those special red hearts with a beautiful bow filled with chocolates or the red roses ready for a special love in someone’s life. … But let me remind you, a love may have walked away whether by choice or in death, but there is One, Jesus Christ, the Lover of your soul that gave His whole heart to you; yes, the sweetest of loves. He is the Rose of Sharon, the fragrance more precious than any rose found in a most beautiful bouquet.