I was listening to a podcast today that dealt with faith themes. One of the threads running through the entire day’s conversation was about the love of God.
Specifically, love as defined by Tim Keller would seek the absolute best of the beloved at all times. That love wouldn’t let anything get in the way of the beloved’s best.
In terms of God, He won’t let anything get in the way of seeing His best for us come to fruition. He won’t let anything stand in the way of us becoming our best selves as God intended. He won’t let anything separate us from His love. Not even death.
If the worst case scenario of death can’t defeat God’s purpose for us, what else can? Absolutely nothing. Not any tragedy or natural disaster or pandemic. Not tornados, not floods, not earthquakes, not COVID-19. Nothing.
For those who are in the middle of a bad day or week and feel like giving up due to all the stress and anxiety, not even that can thwart God’s plan or stop Him loving us.
If you ever go back and re-read a favorite novel or watch a favorite movie, it does make the more suspenseful parts easier to handle when you already know the ending. If you’ve read Revelation 21-22, you know the ending of God’s story is a happy one, so that makes all the dark days and difficulties a little less dark and difficult if you know that they must one day end.
It’s not about my love for God that will sustain me but God’s love for me that gets me through.