“If we could remember that divine mercy is not a temporary mood but an attribute of God’s eternal being, we would no longer fear that it will someday cease to be.”
We live in a throwaway society.
Cups, cans, plates and people. Too often we toss friendships when they become inconvenient, uncomfortable or require more energy than we are willing to give.
Adults trade partners in a frenzied search for happiness and fulfillment and leave children’s hearts in the wreckage as families are ripped apart.
So it’s no surprise that many people find it difficult to believe in a Heavenly Father that is good, and loving and everlasting.
But God is just that:
He is an Everlasting Father.
A Faithful Father.
A Father whose enduring love lasts FOREVER.
Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?…For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers,nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35, 38-39
My mother love is fierce.
But it was not strong enough to keep my child from the grave.
How much greater is the Father’s love that NOTHING can separate us from it?
What fills my heart and soul with hope and gives me strength to bear this great grief is unshakeable confidence that my son is safe in the eternal arms of my Everlasting Father.