LOVED WITH EVERLASTING LOVE
I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3b NKJV
We all have a favorite songs or hymns. We also remember those special moments when our favorite song of hymn was playing. I still remember when I first heard the hymn, “Loved with Everlasting Love” by Wade Robinson, I was a college student and I was attending a Bible conference in Massachusetts. When I began dating my future wife, we made it our song. Our friends sang it at our wedding and when we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.
Because we did not hear these words often, we requested it be sung at almost every hymn sing we attended. The song’s message resonated with us in times of joy like these, but also in times of sorrow like my heart surgeries and cancers and my wife’s back operations. In later years we heard our song more on Christian radio; this gave us an opportunity to express our love through a kiss. I trust we will sing this hymn together in our heavenly home.
Wade Robinson guides us through the various experiences of life highlighting God’s everlasting love: the assurance of salvation, the beauties of creation, the death of Christ in payment for our sins, the challenges of problems, and our eternal relationship with Him.
The prophet Jeremiah experienced great sorrow as he watched the invading armies approach Jerusalem to take his nation captive. In contrast he also wrote of the return of Israel from captivity, a future hope, and God’s everlasting love.
Loved with everlasting love.
Lives controlled by God above.
Times of joy and times of sorrows,
God has plans for our tomorrows.
Loved with everlasting love, we may trust God in any circumstance.
What is your favorite hymn and why?