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Love Without End, Amen

April 15, 2019

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Love Without End, Amen

George Strait expressed it well  in his country song,  “Love Without End, Amen“.     For whatever reason,  George was seriously thinking  about our heavenly Father’s love  for us,  and he compared his experience  with his own father’s love  to his knowledge  of God’s love.

God’s love is eternal.     To actually experience our heavenly Father’s love,  we do have to go back to Him  and stay with Him.     We can remember times past,  and think about God’s love  for us  way back then.     But,  we do need  to actually  go back  to our heavenly Father’s presence  to again take in the fullness  of love  that He has for us.     Jesus expressed this truth  in Luke 15:11-32,  in the story  of the prodigal son.

Jesus spoke  of a father  with two sons.     The younger son asked for his share  of the estate  and the father gave it to him.     That son went far away  and squandered his father’s wealth  on harlots and all sorts  of loose living.     Money runs out when one is not working,  so his money ran out.     Then he was in dire need,  poor as a crow,  alone because all his party friends left him.     The only job available was that of feeding pigs,  but the pigs had more to eat  than he did.     Hunger pangs brought back memories  of home.     He remembered  how his father treated his servants  much more kindly and generously  than he was being treated  by this pig farmer.

Common sense said  it was much better  to go home  and express his sorrow,  than to die of hunger  in a foreign land.     All he really wanted  was a servant job  from his father,  so he wouldn’t die.     He could not ask  for more.     It wouldn’t be right.     He was painfully aware  that he didn’t deserve any more.     So,  he made his way home.

With heartfelt repentance,  he asked for his father’s forgiveness  and a job.     But,  his father didn’t seem  to be quite listening rightly.     The father had servants prepare  a huge party,  he had the best clothes put on his repentant son,  new sandals,  and even a ring  for his hand.     Why?     This didn’t make sense!     Then,  in Luke 15:24 the love  of the father declared  to everyone, 

For this son of mine  was dead,  and has come  to life again;  he was lost,  and has been found.

It was a father’s  “Love without end, Amen.”     What more could the father’s heart say?     He was so overcome  with joy and love  for the son he had missed  so terribly  for much too long.    

So,  how does God,  our heavenly Father,  feel when we want   to live with Him again,  according to His ways?     He bountifully welcomes us  with open arms  and,   with an outpouring  of heartfelt love,  showers us  with the blessings  of His heavenly home.     We don’t have to be afraid  or distrustful  of our heavenly Father,  who gave His only begotten Son,  to suffer and die for our sins,  so that we might have eternal life,  through faith  in God’s grace.    

Let’s go home  and live under our heavenly Father’s  “Love Without End, Amen“.     There we will have all goodness,  protection,  guidance,  salvation through faith in Christ Jesus,  and the honest fellowship we need.     Resting in His love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Abba,  Father,  there is peace  and surety  in Your home.     Thank You  for welcoming me  when I needed You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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