“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 8:38 & 39 NIV)
Valentines Day has come and gone. But remembering back as a sweet elderly couple’s memory tousled through my mind to another time and day tears filled my eyes.
He lovingly read to her by her bedside at the nursing home where they resided. She didn’t give him eye contact as he glanced at her lovely pale face and sky blue eyes. Her stare was caught in time, and her illness was Alzheimer’s.
When asked “Does she know you?” His answer was “No she doesn’t know me, but I know who she is.”
How like our Heavenly Father. Many times we wear a mask to cover who we are or what we have been through that has hurt us, but our precious Daddy God knows our heart and knows our feelings.
God, like the dear husband in this story, knows us better than we know ourselves. He sees into the windows of our soul, and He loves us so deeply that we can never comprehend the depth or the measurement of such a great love.
Such love, such magnificent love. Thank you, God, for your abiding and caring love. Help us daily to see your endless and unconditional love for us.
Pastor Nancy Dittert (Founder of Fibro/Chronic Pain Support Group Ministry) lives in a Berm home in Rural Central Iowa with her husband & soul mate Patrick. Nancy lives with Severe Fibromyalgia, Absence Seizures and Neuropathy. She is actively involved as a Christian freelance writer and works full time in Chronic Pain Ministry through the Internet. Write Nancy at email@example.com and visit her Chronic Pain Web Site at http://Fibromyalgiahelp.homestead.com/index.html