We cannot even begin to understand how much our Father loves us. If we could comprehend or fathom his love, it would overwhelm us.
For those of you with children, think about how much you love them. Or take someone who means the most to you–a spouse, a relative, a dear friend. You love them. But God’s love transcends all those. We can never love someone or something more than God loves us.
In the third verse of the classic hymn, “The Love of God”, F.M. Lehman writes:
- Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade.
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.
Interestingly enough, some of these words were found written on the wall of an insane asylum in the early 1900s and then arranged into this hymn.
What does this say about God’s love? It says that God’s love reaches even the deepest, darkest corners of the earth. As David said to God, ” . . . if I make my bed in the depths, you are there” (Psalm 139:8).
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
How marvelous is the love of God!
Prayer: Father, thank you that nothing can separate me from your wonderful love. Let the light of that love beam through my spirit today to cleanse and comfort my heart.