I have a love-hate relationship with Amazon. I love it because, if I’m running low on toilet paper, I can hit one button and, two days later, I have some waiting for me at the door. It’s great. But I hate it because I’m pretty sure I have a drawer in my closet full of things I’ve seen on Amazon, proceeded to buy, and then realized two weeks later that I definitely didn’t need. My problem is (aside from maybe spending too much time on Amazon) that I see something, think I need it, then later realize it’s not that great anymore.
This isn’t just with shopping. We do it with a lot of things: gifts, cars, houses, and sometimes, even people. We get something new or get into a new relationship, love it and then, as time goes by, we find ourselves paying less attention to it.
What’s amazing to me is that Jesus never does that with us. His love isn’t something that is here one second and gone the next. It’s forever. 1 John tells us that God is love. It isn’t something he does, it’s quite literally who he is. And because he is the same yesterday, today and forever, who he is and how he loves will never change.
Think about how wild that is. No matter what we do, no matter how much we sin, no matter how far we stray, his love is still strong, steadfast and consistent. Never buy into the lie that you’ve strayed too far or done too much to be loved by Jesus.
No matter what you’ve done, Jesus still loves you.