Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
I’m just thinking about a world where there was no finiteness to time: No calendars, no clocks, no months with durations etc. In effect, we are looking at a world where the certainty and definiteness which comes with being able to say ‘let’s meet at 3’ and one would apologise if they were late, was non-existent.
What if there was finiteness to time? That seasons were non-existent and whatever was began, would continue with no clear time for its end. How would we know when new seasons were coming? When mothers were due to give birth? When to start a project? What if there was no finiteness to time?
Those are questions for man to think about but it looks like God exists out and beyond this domain. He speaks these words today ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’ – that beloved, is a love that continues indefinitely. Like a bottomless pit or a never-emptying ocean, something can always be drawn from.
However, the promise of everlasting love is never the same as when it is experienced. The message of love is one that is thus heard loudest when spoken through the lens of experience. Christ’s example: ‘while we were yet sinners and unlovable, He died for us’. That is a snapshot of what everlasting love can look like, so let’s not be afraid to wander deeper into God’s infinite pool of love.