He Will Love You Forever

I’ve been carrying you on my back from the day you were born, and I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you.

(Isaiah 46:4 MSG)

In Robert Munsch’s children’s book, Love You Forever, a mother visits her son’s bedroom every night throughout the course of his life, cradles him in her arms and sings a brief lullaby promising to always love him, even when his behaviour isn’t so lovely and he’s old and gray. “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” My favourite part in the book is when the mother grows old and ill and it is now her grown up son who takes her in his arms and sings, “I’ll love you forever; I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my mommy you’ll be.”

As I take my aged parents to their doctors’ appointments, I’m reminded of the times when as a little girl, they used to take me to see the doctor. But I’m also reminded of Someone who has been carrying me in His arms from the day I was born and promises that He’ll keep carrying me when I’m old and gray. In Isaiah 46:4, God promises to love us forever, like us for always and carry us in His arms. Like the mother in Munsch’s book, God constantly reminds us of His eternal love for us, even when we’re unworthy of it, and of His constant care for us. “I’ve been carrying you on my back from the day you were born, and I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you” (Isaiah 46:4). The only response to a love so great is to love Him right back. “I’ll love You forever, I’ll like You for always, as long as I’m living my [God] You’ll be.”

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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