How would you feel if you woke up each morning knowing you are loved?
How would you feel if you found love in every detail of your life?
How would you feel if quiet moments with God were filled with whispers of unfailing love?
We have been told in Jeremiah that God has always loved us. The words were spoken in reference to the nation of Israel but we are promised the same thing over and over when reading God’s word.
The Lord appeared to us in the past,saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
4 I will build you up again,
and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt.
Again you will take up your timbrels
and go out to dance with the joyful. Jeremiah 31:3-4
… A love with no boundaries
… One that reaches the unreachable
… A gift freely given
… The sacrifice of a son on the cross
These all describe the love of our Heavenly Father. We find it in the dawning of the morning, the light of midday and the evening dusk as the last light disappears. Love is in an unexpected phone call, words of encouragement, a sweet smile or unsolicited help from a friend. Love is a gift freely given and openly received.
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So fling your arms open, embrace God’s love and then send it on it’s way again.
This week I am praying these words from Psalm 33 for all of you.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22
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I always feel so loved and encouraged when I visit here, Mary! I’m praying Psalm 33 back on you, dear friend.
Thank you June! I am blessed when you stop by too. I appreciate you praying Psalm 33 for me. Hope your week is going well.
Such a beautiful invitation to embrace God’s love, but also to let it pour out to others around us. Thank you, Mary. I love this description of His amazing love:
“… A love with no boundaries
… One that reaches the unreachable
… A gift freely given
… The sacrifice of a son on the cross”
Thank you Trudy! Your kind encouragement is always such a gift that you leave whenever you stop by. Hope you have an amazing week!
What a beautiful invitation, Mary! Yes, I am embracing God’s love with you, hugging it close, absorbing its goodness and passing it on to others. Thank you for such a lovely thought. It made my day to stop by here just before bedtime! Bless you, friend. May you truly walk and live in the light of His love in the days ahead. 🙂 x
I am so glad this made your day. God has a way of showing up in the right words, people, or circumstances, doesn’t he? I am blessed that you are embracing God’s love and goodness and we are in this together. Too bad you are so far away!
Praying this week is a beautiful one for you!
Hi Mary! I like the idea of accepting and then letting go. Not only to receive again, but maybe so other’s will receive through me too. The love of the Lord is like a circle, never-ending but always moving.
I’ll be sure to open my arms today…and at twilight, let it go out to the world.
I hope your twilight experience was wonderful as you flung your arms open wide. God’s love is like a circle and He has always meant for us to share His love, grace, forgiveness, etc. with others. God is not static but is on the move. I know we don’t always recognize that movement, but when we do, we can then share Him with others. Thank you for being here and joining in the conversation.
What a beautiful devotion for this day! I like the one version of scripture where it talks about God’s lovingkindness. Spell check wants to break it up for me, but in the Bible it’s all one word. What a great way to describe God’s love – lovingkindness. May we open our arms wide to it and then pass it on!
Blessings to you sweet friend,
Lovingkindness is a great way to describe God’s love. It always makes me smile when you stop by, Bev. Praying that this coming week is blessed with God’s lovingkindness.
Wonderful post, Mary. May we not only fling open our arms to receive God’s love but may we do so in order to give it away. Blessings today!
Amen! Praying we all embrace God’s love and then give it away. Thank you for blessing me by stopping by and joining in the conversation. Hope your week is wonderful!
“An everlasting love.”
You’ve certainly unfolded the depth of meaning there in that safe little “Bible word.” We tame Scripture with our haste in reading and our familiarity, but thoughtful consideration of a verse such as this shows the wildness and beauty of God’s Word.
Thank you for your sweet comment. I am trying to be more intentional in digging deeper when reading God’s word. I read a few verses at a time and spend time soaking in those words and the message that God has for me. It has been quite amazing. I am blessed by your words because I consider you a better Bible scholar than me. Thank you for joining me today.
I’m on a journey of accepting this unconditional love for my. Thank you for this reminder. Flinging my arms wide open!
You are so loved my beautiful friend! I am glad that you are opening wide to receive the love that God has just for you. Praying you feel this love everyday and may this week be one of many blessings! Love and hugs!
Love this post! I do rest in the Loving arms and completed work of Jesus Christ my Savior…experiencing His peace and enjoying His presence. I love the way Elisabeth Elliott used to open and close her radio broadcasts… “You are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms”…such Truth! Many blessings to you ❤️
Me, too, Beth! I’ll never hear or read those wonderful words without thinking of Elisabeth Elliot!
I am glad you shared how Elisabeth Elliott opened her radio show because it fits so nicely with this post. I pray we feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapping around us with all the strength and love we need. Thank you for blessing me by stopping by, Beth. Hope you are doing well.