I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love
“…I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.”
Can you imagine that the Creator of everything offers intense and eternal love for humans…for people just like you and me? And yet He does!
And because of His amazing love…in loving kindness, He draws people to Himself!
He doesn’t force us to love Him…
…….instead, He gives us the choice…He allows us to respond to His amazing love and kindness,
and offers showers of blessings—more than imaginable—for those who will come to Him–and obey Him!!
Now, a delicate spider’s web is a beautiful thing, glistening with the morning dew and catching the light…but its strength is very insignificant, except to tiny insects. It’s nothing for us to run just one finger through a web to sever its strands, ruining its beauty instantly, with no effort at all. That’s because it’s no match for our strength.
Similarly, we must understand that the confidence of those who do not want God in their lives—those who choose to spurn, or even just ignore His loving direction—for those ones, their confidence is a very fragile thing—their hope will perish—because their trust is in something as fleeting and disposable as a spider’s web. This text explains:
“…the hope of the godless will perish,
whose confidence is fragile,
and whose trust is a spider’s web.”
It’s something to think about.
What will our choice be? Please know that it’s very significant! Will we choose to respond to God’s love—with nothing less than obedience and thankful praise?!
I’m so thankful for the lesson of the spider web! For the blessings of God’s love are not to be missed!
p.s. Much thanks to Laura Greenawalt for sharing this stunning photo of the fragile spider’s web with us!