November 27th, 2015
Growing up, I never doubted my dad’s love for me. His loving heart faithfully provided all my needs and many of my wants. Once, when I’d started life on my own, I was short of funds–$50.00 in fact. I decided not to ask Dad for the money. Within a few days, a note arrived: “You might need this extra cash. Love, Dad.” I didn’t have to count the bills to know it was the $50.00 I needed.
Beyond the love of our earthly father, our Heavenly Father’s love flows with supernatural abundance. The Hebrew word for His superseding love is hesed. R. C. Sproul Jr. says, “The best translation . . . would be loyal love.”* Another definition is: “the consistent, ever-faithful, relentless, constantly pursuing, lavish, extravagant, unrestrained, furious love of our Father God!”**
His hesed love compels us to spontaneous praise, unfettered petition, humble confession, and steadfast intercession.
Author: Jane Owen