“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
A woman said to her husband one day, “Darling, you know, there is something I want to tell you.”
“What is it, sweetheart?” the husband replied.
“You never say that you love me! I’m dying to hear those words! Please, I’ve been waiting such a long time! Why don’t you ever tell me?” the wife said, feeling a sense of exasperation, even desperation, over her “long lost husband.”
“Sweeheart!” the husband exclaimed back. “Did I not tell you that I loved you on the day I married you???? Wasn’t it clear back then? Why must I tell you again?! I thought that I had made that clear! Yes, I love you very much!”
And then the husband added, making sure his wife did not ever feel the same way again, “Would you like me to write it down for you? Then, you never forget!”
The husband then wrote it down on a paper, and placed it on the table where his wife could see it all the day long, yes, even forever. But later on that day a gust of wind came along and blew the paper away from the table where the husband had put it, and it sailed out the window, never to be found again!
Quickly, the wife called to her husband, “Darling! The paper that you wrote your message on to me, the wind has come and taken it away! Please, let me know, and don’t delay … tell me, DO YOU STILL LOVE ME?????!”
“Why, of COURSE I do!” the husband responded again. “Did I not say so the day we got married. And did I not write it down on that piece of paper earlier on today? I love you VERY MUCH!”
“Are you ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU LOVE ME?” the wife asked again.
“Positively!” the husband answered back without delay.
What is the moral of the story? The moral of THIS story is that we should not be adversely affected by every ‘wind’ that comes along challenging the love which God has (and others have) for us. He loves us (and they usually do too)!
You are loved. He has written it down. The word He has written is an eternal word, which cannot fade or wither. Though your house should crumble, though you should lose your job, though your spouse should walk out on you, though your kids should defy you, though your body should get scorched, though His word should get trampled, and though all hell should break lose, yet His love will never fade!
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 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.” (Romans 8:35-39)