For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. – Psalm 100:5
I was reading this passage this week, and the word “endure” stuck out to me. There are two definitions for the word. The first is “to remain in existence; last” which I’m sure is the meaning that most people derive from this text. But the other definition was to “suffer patiently”.
It makes me think about the verse in 2 Peter 3:9 that says:
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
God wants a relationship with humankind, with you, with your children, with your children’s children’s children. He wanted a relationship with your grandparents and your great-grandparents. And he’s suffering patiently, enduring with great love to have that relationship.
My God is amazing in this way. This love is too great for me to fully understand. But what I do understand is pretty cool, so I hope you find it as encouraging as it was to me.