“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”Jeremiah 31:3
I was reminded of one of my favorite verses this past week through a very sad experience. Our little Evy’s beloved hamster died. We are not sure why it passed, but Evy was heart broken. She had become so attached to “Squeaky” as she lovingly called it. While many would view this little creature as just a little rodent, to her it was treasure.
As I took Evy in my arms and held her as she cried, I felt so torn and couldn’t help but shed tears with her. I wasn’t crying for a hamster . . . but my heart was broken as I saw my little girl hurt. We cried together as we laid the little animal’s body in the ground and the other children brought flowers to lay on the smooth stone that I laid over its resting place.
It was then that I thought about our Heavenly Father and how much He loves you and me. I am an imperfect father, full of weakness and flaws. Yet if my heart flowed with such love and compassion for my little girl, how much more does God love and care about you and I and what we are facing each day??!!
This verse in Jeremiah reiterates to me that God does love me and He loves little Evy more than anything. He loves you.