“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)
We speak often of the love which God has for us. We need to be reminded of His love often and that is what the prophet Jeremiah was doing with these words. It wasn’t the first time that God sent a reminder to his people of that day. God wants us to remember that He loves us and how this affects His dealing with us. Because He loves us He wants us to be close to Him. So what is He doing? He is drawing us toward Himself – and He does it with unfailing kindness. His love is everlasting, it is forever ours and His kindness will never fail. We may have been walking with the Lord for a long time. Maybe we think we know God pretty well and are living close to Him. Even so, my friend, He is still anxious to have us even closer to Him. And why is that? It is because He loves us so very much.