“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
I had gone to bed restless, my heart wound up with so much emotion. I wrestled as it seemed someone I dearly love had forgotten all the promises the Lord had woven into their heart. There was worry and sadness, darkness and gloom had surfaced.
What had happened? Where did all the truth go? I felt desperate as I dozed off.
I awoke in the pitch dark in the middle of the night. Immediately, I found myself reaching out for answers. I mean, after all, why was I awake anyways?
I didn’t hear any audible words, but a vivid picture played loudly in my mind.
In my hand I clearly held an eraser. I watched the eraser slowly move across words written in deep black ink. These words didn’t shift or fade, no, not one bit. They were permanent and unchanging, solid and definite. Peace slowly moved across my heart too…for I knew, I knew.
He had met me in the dark to remind me that what He writes into our lives and weaves into our hearts is in everlasting ink, never ever to be erased. Written with resurrection power, it is etched there and able to be unleashed and move into any moment. Even moments in the middle of the night.
It can sometimes feel like the truth has vanished, in ourselves, or in the lives of the ones we love. We can rest assured, once it’s there, it never leaves.
Stronger than any sharpie is the everlasting ink of Jesus! ~Lori
What has He written on your heart?
You love us with a never-failing, never-ending love. Draw us to Yourself in Your loving kindness and write on our hearts all that You want to tell us Jesus. Cover us in Your everlasting ink! Amen.