“Thank the God of all gods, His love never quits.” Psalm 136.2
When I was a child, the subject of arranged marriages was one that always haunted me. The practice was relatively common in India and my mother took great pleasure at informing me that she thought it would be the best thing that could ever happen in my life. I do not know what pictures were flashing in my mind, the thought that my mother would actually take charge was both real and extremely frightening! Somehow, I just could not imagine myself marrying a person I knew nothing about; especially if there was nothing special to be found!
As I grew older, I began to realize that my mother enjoyed giving me a bad time, but the fear never quite left. The scary fear came back in the days just before my wedding. All of a sudden, my knowledge of the bride seemed totally inadequate to face the first morning together. I believe everyone has something about them that is special, though I fear that it is often hard to find it in my case. I often wonder why my wife loves me but I am confident that she does. I know this by her actions consistently expressed day in and day out.
There is something unique about the Jesus Christ God. This God is the one person among the gods who consistently and unconditionally expresses His (or Her depending on your view) love towards you and I. There are no conditions related to this gift, it just is. We cannot do anything to deserve more of it; we have it totally. At the same time, we cannot do anything to lose it; it is ours, always. This makes our God special.
I often wonder if I really appreciate just how intense God’s love is for me. It is encouraging when I stop and worry again about those I hold close to my heart that God is holding you tight and close through whatever is going on in their life. Thank-you God of all gods!