Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker and later a Christian writer and public speaker, who worked with her family to help many Jewish people escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to a concentration camp. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, is a biography that recounts the story of her family’s efforts and how she shared hope in God while she was imprisoned at the concentration camp.
Corrie Ten Boom once wrote:
“Human love fails and will always fail. God’s love never fails.”
In all of the great love stories of the world, there is one common thread. Human love fails. Think about it. Eve tempted Adam. Delilah deceived Samson. Rebekkah lied to Isaac. Look at all great romances in the movies and books. It’s true, even of the loves in our own lives. The problem is that all humans are imperfect. So no matter how strong the feeling and commitment of love is, in some way there is imperfection and failure.
But God’s love never fails. He is not a human being. He is perfect! He is all knowing! He knows everything about us, but still loves us with a perfect love. Even when you fail Him (and we all do), His love never fails. In his power and perfection, he knows how to love us. One of the best known verses in the Bible affirms this:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16
You have been loved – and are loved – with a perfect love that isn’t measured by your past decisions, the regrets of your life, nor the hurts you have endured. While we appreciate every loving relationship we have, one above all is perfect. Remember how well you are loved, and the blessing of eternal life that comes to those who believe.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Corrie Ten Boom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrie_ten_Boom
McLellon, Vernon. Thoughts that Shaped the Church. Tyndale, 2000.