But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” – Lamentations 3:21-24
Relationship is one of the greatest gifts we humans have been given by God. A relationship with another soul is invaluable. People to laugh with, to cry with and to worship with. People who encourage, uplift us as well as hold us accountable are priceless gifts. Yet these people do not sustain us. People will betray and hurt us, leave us behind and toss us aside. Friendships will fade…and life will go on. It is a painful realization, but true nonetheless. Think about it; how many people have come into our lives and ministered to us and helped us grow. But how long will it last? When they leave us, it hurts. Life is rough. Our time on this earth will not always go our way.
But, there is hope because God has given us a better gift that never will change: Jesus Christ. Even when people let us down and we are hurt by people we love and are close to, Jesus is always there with open arms. His love will never change. There is no love that can ever compare with dying a horrific, cruel, torturous, bloody and unfair death on behalf of an ungrateful and treacherous human race. Even after Christ died, was buried and came alive after three days, people still rejected Him. The love that he has given us can never be matched or replaced.
That is the greatest comfort anybody could ever be given. He will hold you up when you feel like giving up. He will love you when you feel hated and despised by everyone around you, including yourself. He will hug you when the world is coming at you from all sides. He died so that you might live.
As I said earlier, relationships are priceless given to us. God said in Genesis 2:18 after creating Adam that “it is not good that man should be alone,” and then went on to create another being that their might be relationship. Relationship is part of God’s perfect design and I thank God daily for the people he has brought into my life. Through these relationships he has revealed his deep love for me. But I now realize that it is only in the hope of Jesus Christ’s faithful love that I should live.
Side note: Not done with superheroes yet…just taking a break.