There are a few things God can’t do, He can’t lie, He can’t change, He can’t get tired and He can’t break a promise. Oh another really important thing God can’t do…He can’t fail. The enemy thought Christ had failed when He was placed in the tomb but the thrown aside stone and the grave clothes folded up inside three days later showed us the truth that what the enemy thought was God’s great failure was actually God’s greatest victory.
Now, we can fail however and we do daily; and if we fail to trust in Jesus Christ than we will fail to enter into God’s rest, His eternal kingdom. Many of those that are lost, many of those that are spiritually blind fail to understand their depravity and sin as well as fail to understand God’s love for them. God doesn’t love the perfect you 10 years from now that has everything together. God actually loves you, the you right now with an unfailing, undying love! His love meets us right where we are.
Psalm 33:4-5 tells us “For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is trustworthy. He loves righteousness and justice, the earth is full of the Lord’s unfailing love” (HCSB). Jeremiah 31:3 tells us “Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love” (NKJV). Did you get that? The love God has is an unfailing and everlasting love, the ESV translates Psalm 33:5 as a steadfast love, a love that cannot be moved. This truth ought to cause us to never read John 3:16 the same ever again. For God so loved the world, a love that is undying, unfailing, everlasting and out of that love, He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Putting your faith and trust into Jesus is putting your faith and trust into a love that does not, will not and cannot fail! Jesus didn’t proclaim His love for us by getting down on a knee with a ring in His hand He demonstrated His love for us by getting up on a cross with nails in His hands.
This Easter season as you survey the cross and gaze upon the empty tomb remember that even though we fail often God never does!
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: ‘For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ Yet in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:35-39 (NKJV)