Sunday, May 10, 2009

Unrelenting Love

Isaiah 49:15 (NLT) 15 “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!

The love of a mom (especially mine) seems so unstoppable, so unwavering… so unrelenting.

Helen Steiner Rice wrote a well know poem about momma’s unrelenting love. I include the first four lines in this blog entry as a tribute to all moms everywhere, especially mine.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .

When God searched for a way to reveal to His children His unrelenting love, He compared His love for Zion with a mother’s love for her child. Not only does this reveal the high regard that God has for moms, it also indicates His unswerving, unmerited… unrelenting love for you and I.

It can never be overstated: “Jesus LOVES you!”

You can do nothing to make Him love you more. You can do nothing to make Him love you less. Jesus loves you with unrelenting love.

I am on a mission this Mother’s Day to get a message to somebody somewhere. God’s love for you is unrelenting love. You may have “a face only a mother could love”, or you may think even your own mom couldn’t still love you; but JESUS LOVES YOU no matter what! He loves you with unrelenting love.

Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall, A mother's secret hope outlives them all.” His words denote the high regard that many of us have for our mom’s and their unrelenting love.

However, sometimes Mom’s love is not enough. Although scriptures celebrate the strength of human love, many passages underscore the weakness of human love. Sometimes we need a love that surpasses the unmitigated love of mom. We need God’s unconditional, unbridled… unrelenting love.

Rom 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine… 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 …shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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