By Elizabeth Prata
I know we sometimes have a hard time understanding the permanent perfect love, such as the love the Triune God lavishes on his saved children.
With child abuse, abortion, abandonment, betrayals, and divorce, the love we say we have for others is oftentimes fatally flawed.
However, when Jesus says He will not leave you or forsake you, He means it. It’s not up for discussion.
When we’re saved, we become part of the Body of Christ. Therefore, when God looks at us, He sees His Son. We are as Paul would say, “in Christ.” (Romans 12:5, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 4:15, 1 Corinthians 15:18, etc.) When He looks at you, He is looking through His Son to see you.
If God were to decide not to love us (which He wouldn’t because He promised to love us forever and He does not fail in His promises) He would be deciding not to love His Son. And that is impossible.
Never fear, if you are “in Christ” you are safely in the arms of God, never not to be loved, never not to be cherished, cared for, provided for. If you struggle with assurance of God’s love, leave the struggle behind God loves His Son and He loves all that are in His Son, you, me, all.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26