So many things happen along this road we call “life” –some great and some not-so-great — but one song keeps singing over and over in my head and it seems — at the end of the day — this is all that really matters. Only “One Thing Remains” …
Jesus. Loves. Me.
His love for me “will never fail … never give up … never run out on me.”
Moving a lot has taught me to pack only what really matters. Life is just too short to keep hauling the same old baggage around from house to house and state to state.
Letting go of all that is unnecessary frees me to take hold of what is really important and most of that doesn’t fit in a box or suitcase.
And when it all comes down to it …the only thing that has truly remained constant …and dependable … and faithful … and loving …and present is Jesus Christ and His love for me — for us!
People come and go. Positions come and go. Possessions come and go but Jesus comes …and never leaves !
His love stays through the happy times when we think life can’t get any better. His love stays through the rough times when we think life can’t get any worse.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever — constant ! (Hebrews 13:8)
Every day is part of the bigger picture that God is painting with shades of brilliant color mixed with blurred grays but His love bleeds through it all.
I can stress and worry or whine about the things each day holds or alternately take for granted or take credit for the times of peace and blessing — as if I have any control over either. But in reality, my Father holds the universe and holds me and each day’s events in His hand. I’m resting in that.
“All’s well that ends well,” they say, and I know the beginning and the end and all really is well because … it is well with my soul – “In death, In life, I’m confident and covered by the power of Your great love.”
And I’m understanding to greater depths … “My debt is paid, there’s nothing that can separate my heart from Your great love…”
I live in the shadow of the cross and it’s there I’m sheltered and covered.
Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant in the trial and the change
One thing… Remains
On and on and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never, ever, have to be afraid
One thing remains
Your love never fails, never gives up
Never runs out on me
In death, In life, I’m confident and
covered by, the power of Your great love
My debt is paid, there’s nothing that
Can separate my heart from Your great love
Scripture used in this post: Hebrews 13:5 ; Hebrews 13:8 ; Psalm 139:13 ; Philippians 1:6 ; Jude 1:24 ( New International Version)