Love That Never Fails

“You love never fails - it never gives up.  It never runs out on me.”  These lyrics come from a Kristian Stanfill song on the new Passion CD, White Flag.  The song is a charging rhythmic anthem, and it reminds us of an eternal truth.  

In chapter 40 of the book of Isaiah, God tells His prophet to speak words of comfort to Hid people.  The context of this request is interesting:  God’s people are headed into a period of bondage and captivity.  Here is the meaning of the message:  "I love my people.  They are going to be punished because of their constant disobedience, but I love them.  Wherever they go, I go.“

God is faithful.  He is kind, but He is not soft.  Sometimes we want to appeal to the mercy of God to remove us from the consequences of our actions.  However, sometimes the loving thing for God to do is to allow us to feel the full weight of what we’ve done.  Here is the amazing grace of God - He is always there to pick us back up.  I will never understand this mercy…this love that never fails.  But I sure do like it.

Aaron is the pastor of Spring of Life, a new church in Portland, Oregon. He's the owner of Amplify Creative.