Henri Nouwen describes that our whole life can me imagined like a horizontal line that goes infinitely in both directions. And if we imagine that line going eternally into the past and eternally into the future, then that entire line is covered in God’s “I love you” to us.
These verses are a reminder that God’s love for us is great. By grace, it is promised. We might struggle to hear this message, but kids don’t have as much trouble with this, do they? I wonder if it’s because we are so faithful to tell them all the time. “I love you.” “God loves you.” “You are special.” “You are precious.” “Jesus loves you.”