“The Lord appeared to him from afar saying, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV
Everlasting love — the universal desire for all men and women. To be loved beyond time and space and reason. Who can forget the steadfast proclamation in the movie The Last of the Mohicans? . . . “No matter what occurs. I will find you…”
Or in the Princess-Bride, Wesley’s explanation to Buttercup as to why she should have believed he would always come for her . . . “Death cannot stop true love.”
Oh, to be loved like that . . .
I am. And because He loves me, He draws me to Him, ever again, with His lovingkindness.
My computer doesn’t like that word. It wants to make it two, or to at least add a hyphen in it. But it’s one word in our Bible, because its taken from a very unique Hebrew word.
Hesed: Loyal, steadfast, faithful love. God’s love lavished on unfaithful people.
I love this word. He draws me with steadfast, faithful, unconditional love. Makes me sing that wonderful praise chorus…
“How can I keep from singing Your praise? ….I am loved by the King, and it makes my heart want to sing.”
Jesus, this morning I sing. Because you love me with this hesed love.