“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.”
God’s lovingkindness towards us is as high as the heavens are above the earth. When I gaze at the vast canopy above me that is filled with more stars than we could possibly ever count, I can’t help being overwhelmed by the vast, everlasting Love of God.
This is how much He loves you and me! His matchless grace and lovingkindness is everywhere. I can't explain it, I can't fathom it. There's no other love that compares to our Father God's vast love for us.
Long before you or I even gave Him a thought, He knew exactly how He would demonstrate His love to us. And that was to NOT give you what your sins deserved. But He gave His Son what our sins deserved. And to give us the gift of Himself. And an invitation to live forever with Him.
He unconditionally loves us!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
A few years ago astronomers decided to study one of their favorite objects in space, The Whirlpool Galaxy. They kept zooming in to get a closer look at what they called the "Darling of the Universe." What they saw in the very center of the galaxy is pictured below. I promise you, this is an unaltered photo I took directly from the NASA website called Astronomy Picture of the Day. Scientists call it the X Structure in the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy.
I’m not trying to make a scientific case, but the X Structure is huge! The beams reach 1100 light years across and the diameter of the beams is 100 light years. (A light year is equal to 5.88 TRILLION miles!) You can call it the X Structure in the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy, or you can call it a cross. But, could it be God's vast, eternal love, the Lover of our Soul, “Jesus, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8)
What are you facing? Depression, divorce, abandonment, shame, guilt, loneliness, wrongly accused, cancer, bankruptcy, or the darkness of death itself. There is NOTHING that can shake you out of the hand of God. He is not only holding the whole universe in the palm of His hand, He is holding you. His lovingkindness and grace is enough to hold onto you and to bring you through it all.