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God’s Love Never Fails

This morning, we were treated to a praise band that usually plays at my church’s other campus.

The lead singer has a powerful voice…the kind of voice that could win American Idol, that’s for sure!

As I’ve shared before, music at church always moves me.  I honestly believe that I could sing during the praise time and leave, having had God speak to me in the way that only He can speak…that’s how much music touches my soul.

This morning, one of the songs we sang was One Thing Remains, by Kristian Stanfill (video at the end of this post).

As we moved through the lyrics, tears began to flow, despite my desperate attempts to hold them back.

Take a look at the lyrics…

One Thing Remains
Kristian Stanfill

Your love never fails, never gives up
Never runs out on me

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

What would make me cry?

It’s all about how I relate to this song.

We live in a world of inconsistencies.

People are your friends one day and ignore you the next.

Petty disagreements tear people apart.

People you think will be beside you walk away.

Personally, this hits home because of having a mother who was never truly there for me.

Sure, she provided a roof over my head and clothing.  Most of the time there was food, although I distinctly remember times when that basic need was not met.

She wasn’t there emotionally for me, though, and allowed/chose other people and things to be of greater importance than me.

I had inconsistent male figures in my life…a father who wasn’t allowed to be a part of my life, and a stepfather who had a warped sense of what fatherly love should look like.

I cried during this song because I teach kids who are in very similar situations, and my heart breaks every single day for them.

I want so desperately for my students to come to know the One who has stood by my side through every single trial I have faced.

God has been the constant in my life.

He has never played favorites and has never chosen to love one of His children more than me.

He never lets His work take precedence over my needs.

He is always there when I need Him.

I cried this morning because I was reminded of how great my heavenly Father is, and how I will never be able to thank Him enough for a love that never fails.

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