I live in an area which you could call ‘flood-prone’. My part of the street, although close to a large creek, is quite high above sea level, so our house is always fine. Others however, not so far away from us, are more low-lying, and so bear the brunt of too much water.
Downpours cut roads at least once a year, sometimes more often, and unfortunately, fatalities occur due to cars being washed away by the pressure of the water. Media reports love to show brave emergency service personnel wading waist-high through fast-flowing water, risking life and limb to rescue people. They look so strong, so capable – and yet, make the tiniest of mistakes, and they too will be swept away.
It’s incredible to think that something so innocuous as water, can take lives. Especially considering we usually associate it with its life-giving qualities. But too much of it, and it becomes a disaster.
Song of Solomon 8:7 speaks of God’s love for us.
“Many waters cannot quench your love; rivers cannot sweep it away”
I picture God’s love as strong and steadfast… like an Emergency Service worker, but one who can never make a mistake. One who would never succumb to rising floodwaters.
The verse also says “many waters cannot quench your love”. And that’s where the ‘Q’ comes from in today’s #AtoZchallenge: unQuenchable. That’s God’s love for us.
And in my opinion, that’s amazing.
Did you know that there’s NOTHING we can do, that will make God love us any less than He does right now? That’s right – nothing! No matter how badly we stuff up, how many mistakes we make, how many times we ignore Him or disregard Him, His love for us is unquenchable.
How cool is that!
I’m mystified by that. And humbled.
How about you?
Have a great day, dear reader!
4 replies on “26 lessons from God’s metaphors: #17”
I’m humbled by your metaphors some days, Kae, today included. Your story makes me think so much – one wrong move, it’s so true in so many aspects in life. And what a great concept to keep in mind from a storytelling perspective. Thanks for sharing it today.
John, you are such an incredible commenter! Continually encouraging, making me smile with the lovely things you say.
Thanks you SO much for taking the time to stop by – and also to write such beautiful comments 🙂
I love this so much. Your posts have been so very uplifting, I will keep visiting even after the challenge is over and I appreciate so much you giving me the opportunity to get to know you better. What lovely writing and what a lovely sentiment.
Oh wow, Julie – thank you SO much! I truly appreciate that you’ve taken the time to visit – and also to leave such a beautiful compliment! Likewise; I love visiting your blog and definitely shall continue 😀