If God is love, and if love never fails, then we are left with a wonderful promise: Our Father will never fail.

His plans? Never will they fail.

His faithfulness? Never will it fail.

His salvation? Never will it fail.

His love for you? Never!

Oh, but there are days when we don’t believe it, moments when the brokenness of the world and the sin of our own hearts press in and challenge us to think that somehow we’ve outsinned his love or that things are too broken for him to win.

Beloved son, beloved daughter: Do not believe it. The proof is in the central moment of our faith. An empty tomb proves that God’s love never fails. The Apostle Paule says it like this: “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is [our] faith.” But Christ has been raised, and God’s love never fails!

Elsewhere, Paul puts it like this: “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Difficulties may press in. Loneliness may have its season. Illness will come. Our jobs will be difficult. Our relationships may have strain. Death will one day come for all of us. But none of these is the final word.

That word belongs to Christ, whose cross and empty tomb stand as the ultimate proof of his affection for us.

The cross says, “Love never fails.”

The rolled-away stone says, “Love never fails.”

The reign of Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords says, “Love never fails.”

Love never fails! May we live as those who believe it.

Brad Jenkins

Confess to God times when you have not believed that his love does not fail. When are some times or common circumstances when you doubt his faithfulness? List them here as you repent.

 

Love never fails! What a way to end the Lenten season, with this reminder that Jesus never fails. All of us know people who don’t know this good news. List their names below, and spend some intentional time praying for opportunities to share the hope you have in Jesus.

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