FLOOD-RESISTANT LOVE

Song of Solomon 8:7

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be condemned.


I sat on the floor couched in dispair. I had failed so many times as a Christian I wondered if I had done irreparable damage to my relationship with God. I was confronted by my humaness and did not like what I saw. Grief welled up in me as I began to talk to God.

"How can you love me?" I whispered, not really expecting an answer. Awareness of my own shortcomings had undermined my confidence and I felt like so unworthy of God's love. To my amazement, He answered. It was not an audible voice, but a quiet and unmistakable response in my heart, "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be condemned."

The guilt and dispair vanished like a vapor. My heart responded to the grace He offered me, realizing I was uniquely loved and nothing could change that. Praise and gratitude flowed from my soul.

How amazing is God's love. It does not peak or diminish based on our actions, it remains constant and unchanging. We sometimes find it difficult to go to Him when we sin or make mistakes; yet in His love He wants to give us grace so we can serve Him better. Understanding His everlasting and redemptive love gives us the power to live victoriously-even after we have done wrong.

Lord, thank you for the power of your love to transform us so we can serve you without fear.

By Phillippa, Canada