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First of all what is “everlasting?” Well, one definition is “enduring forever or for eternity.” 

What is “love?” Well, one definition is a human love toward oneself or another person 

 The Holy Bible talks about love in the Book of John, 3:16, saying, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  

God loves us! 

His love is an “everlasting love” and compels him to act strongly and lovingly on our behalf.   

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  

The Bible talks about “love” once again and it says in Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 

Love with everlasting love always. 

Jesus prayed, “I in them, and thou in me, that they made be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am. The Father will never allow us to part from “Him” or our “Savior.” 

These precious facts are taught to us by the inspired literally God-breathed and the comforter the spirit of truth who will guide us into all truth.  

He drew us to himself in love having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself. 

The Holy Bible talks about love in the Book of Roman 8:35-39. 

And it says “35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 

38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,   

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

It is truly a blessing when we can give cheerfully to those in need. And receive cheerfully from those who may have more than they need. Amen! 

Give because God loves a cheerful giver! Amen! 

It’s better to give than to receive, so let’s all try to give! Amen! 

The Holy Bible talks about love once again and it says in Ecclesiastes 3:8, a time to love, and a time to hate.” Amen! 

Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.  

In his grace, we come to him, experiencing sweet forgiveness and everlasting love.  

Cradled in the security of his undying love, we have power.  

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee” (Isaiah 26:3).  

As I close: 

The Holy Bible talks about love once again. As it says in the Book of Matthew 5:44 and it says “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite fully use you, and persecute you.” Amen! 

Yours truly 

Love always 

Rev. John F. Littlejohn