“I know my mommy and daddy love me no matter what!”
Years ago, our little, three-year-old Erin rhythmically repeated that phrase over and over during a three hour train trip in France. With her red, curly-haired head resting on my lap, she looked up at us, her mommy and daddy, with absolute trust shining in her green eyes. What an amazing faith statement she made about our love for her. Yet, I know that even as crazy much as we love both our beautiful daughters, Erin and Julia, we are still frail, flawed and finite human beings…and oh-so-imperfect as parents!
If our child can put that much trust in our imperfect selves to love her “no matter what” – How much more should we trust in our Heavenly Father’s love with that same confidence and joy!? Our God’s love for us is perfect! There is nothing frail, flawed or finite about our God or the unfailing love He has for each of us! And there is absolutely nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from our God’s love. No matter what!
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8: 38-39
I am convinced of this. And I pray that my beautiful daughters and now my beautiful sons-in-love, and every person in this world will be absolutely convinced that with Jesus as our Lord and Savior there is absolutely nothing that could ever separate any of us from the perfect and unfailing love of our God.
No matter what!