June 20, 1021
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We live in a day and time where true love is rare, real love is hard to find, and everlasting love seems like the exception rather than commonplace. There are dating apps galore with people searching for that one love- that person that they think, and hope will provide them with everlasting love. Or, people seek love in other places and through other people.
One love that many people have experienced is the unconditional love of a father. And yet there are just as many people that have had to witness a father’s love through other’s eyes because they never knew their father, their father was present, yet absent at the same time, abusive, or gone too soon. Some people spend their entire life yearning for a father’s love.
Well, there is a love that is truly everlasting and The Father who will love you with divine unconditional love that you have never and will never experience with anyone else. He will never leave your side. He’s always present and His presence always surrounds you. He will never hurt you or put you down. He only lifts you up higher and higher and higher to be the best person you can and should be. And it is through this everlasting Father with His everlasting love that you can have everlasting life. Today, seek to experience the everlasting love of the Father, Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ in new ways and cherish your gift of everlasting life as never before.
Everlasting love, The Everlasting Father, and everlasting life are not meant to be understood or experienced in a general sense. God wants you to know His love and experience Him and the promise of everlasting life in new ways, every day. And because of His everlasting love, the everlasting Father has so much waiting for you, today, just open your heart, mind, spirit, and soul and receive…
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for being The Everlasting Father, who loves me with an everlasting love and with a gift and promise of everlasting life that can only come from You. Lord I am so unworthy. Yet You love me fiercely, patiently, completely, forgivingly, and sacrificially. Lord I know that there is so much, so much to experience in and through Your love that I haven’t even touched upon. I know that You want to take me higher and higher in You and in Your love. I know that everlasting life in You is real and with You is where I want to spend eternity. Lord please show me today, by Your Holy Spirit, new ways to experience Your love. I submit my heart, mind, ears, will, and way to You Everlasting Father as I experience Your everlasting love. Thank You Lord.
In Jesus name I pray,
Copyright © 2021 Dr. Lou Ella V. Taylor PhD, CNS, RN