In his 1986, best-selling children’s book Love You Forever, Robert Munsch tells the story of an evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The early pages of the book show a young mother cradling her newborn son saying the lullaby, “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be!”
The story chronicles the experiences in the son’s life. Throughout childhood, adolescence, teen and young adult phases, the mother continually visits her son’s bedroom in order to sing that brief lullaby promising to love him forever.
As I thought about that story this week, I was reminded of another lullaby written long ago containing an eternal message from our heavenly father written for us-for each and every day. This lullaby expounds God’s “Forever Love” through good times and bad.
In Psalm 103, the Bible says, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
So, as you make your journey today, do not forget those words from the heavenly father that remind us of His deep, forgiving love. His love is grander than anything we can imagine or fathom. His love is available during the good times and the bad.
Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.d