Boundless Love

Today’s devotion was originally published in The Upper Room.


Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.  (Ephesians 2:4-5)

I sat with my daughter on the beach. Close by, a young girl and boy played in the sand. The children bickered a little and the boy ran to their caretaker yelling, “She’s using up all the sand!” My daughter and I stifled giggles at the statement as we surveyed the expansive sandy beach around us.

But as I reflected on this child’s statement, I realized that I have had thoughts just as absurd. During a dark time in my life, I once believed my poor choices and sin had exhausted God’s love for me. I struggled to believe otherwise. In time, I learned God’s love is limitless, more vast than even the sands on this beach.

The psalmist was so overcome with God’s boundless love that he repeats 26 times, “His love endures forever” in Psalm 136. God’s love has no limit or expiration date. It will not fail or diminish.

I am so grateful we can never use it up.

- Beverly Varnado (Georgia, USA)
Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for your limitless love which you demonstrated through Jesus, who died for us. Help us live in a way that others may know your love as we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”  Amen.

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