God’s Love Never Changes
Little Ira was writing a quiz about her and her best friend Alisha. “I can’t wait to show it to her!” she said excitedly. “Oh, and here’s the last question! What is Alisha’s favorite TV show?”
“Done with the answers!” Ira finally said. “Whew! Now I can show it to her!”
Ira walked all the way to Alisha’s house and knocked on the door.
“Alisha, can you please get that?” Alisha’s mom said.
“Okay!” Alisha said. “Who is it?”
“It’s me, your best friend Ira!”
“Oh okay!” She opened the door. “So what do you wanna do? Go to the playground maybe?”
“No, I came to show you this!” Ira handed out the quiz paper. “Ta-da!”
“Wow!” Alisha said at every question. But when she saw the answers, she said, “But Ira, I know these used to be my favorite things, but now they have changed.”
Ira’s smile faltered. “Sorry, I didn’t know.”
Later at home, Ira told her parents the whole story.
“Why does everything have to change? Can’t it just be the way it is? I want it like that!” she sobbed. “We used to always stroll along at the park and play ball together. Now, instead, we watch TV all day long. Before, we always used to bake cookies with her mom. Now all we do is play video games!” Ira cried.
“Ira, not everything changes,” her mom said. “God’s love stays the same.”
“If you sin, God still loves you the same. Nothing can change it.” Her dad added.
“Really?” Ira asked in tears.
“Yes,” they said. “As we grow up, our favorite things change. What we used to do normally changes. But God’s love never changes.” Ira’s dad said.
“And, Ira, that quiz you made, can remind you about how things used to be like with you and Alisha.” Ira’s mom finished.
Ira hugged her parents and thanked God for his unfailing, unchanging love.
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. –Isaiah 54:10 NIV