“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”
A mother sings these beautiful words to her son day after day in Love you Forever, by Robert Munsch. The story is a beautiful picture of the strong love between parents and children. Nothing can separate the son from the love of his mother. The ending is poetic: the grown son holds his baby daughter in his arms and sings her the same song. The love is passed on, generation to generation.
As I read the words to this song, I was reminded of the many songs I have heard about the love of God, often with words taken from scripture. God’s word “sings” of the magnificent, perfect love of God for us. We are loved forever by a perfect parent. Nothing can separate us from this love.
As you read the Bible to your children, remind them often of the magnificent, perfect love of God and that because of Jesus we can become God’s “forever” children.
I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord! Romans 8:38-39
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