Unchanging Love

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (1 John 2:17) 


When I was in high school I played on the varsity tennis team. I spent many hours of my teenage years trying to improve my skills on four concrete courts located just two blocks from my home. 


The last time I visited that city, one of the first things I did was drive to the tennis courts, hoping to watch others play and reminisce for a moment. But the old courts, so familiar to my memory, were nowhere to be seen. In their place was a vacant field, inhabited only by an occasional weed waving silently in the breeze. 


That afternoon remains in my mind as a stark reminder of the brevity of life. One of the places where I expended some of my best youthful strength no longer existed! Reflecting on that experience later brought me to this truth, expressed by an aging King David: “As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;” (Psalm 103:15–17). 


We grow older and the world around us may change, but God’s love doesn’t. He can always be trusted to take care of those who turn to Him. 


Faithful Father, thank You for Your love that never changes! Help me to love You by serving You faithfully today. Amen. 


This devotion blessed me. I am encouraged in knowing His love for me never changes, may we serve Him ever so faithfully today and every day. He is faithful. Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them (Psalm 89:9). 


Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 


Today’s Reading is Ecclesiastes 3:11