When is an explosive word. I am drawn to the memory of my children saying “When?” in response to almost everything. The best memory is my son Jason, who was about 7 at the time. We had just finished breakfast. He came up to me and said, “Momma, I’m sorry but when will we have lunch?” Growing boys you know!
We explode this word to God as well. “When LORD?” When is the answer coming? When is the trouble going to end? When will we find relief? When will Christ return? When is evil going to be done with? When do I get what I want?
It’s a selfish word and a plaintiff word. It often points to me, myself and I. Yet in the right context with the right heart, it points squarely at God Himself, who is our all in all. Even if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He is that anyway. There is no other Savior. There is no other Lord. For believers, we must always ask “When?”
It’s the day before Valentine’s Day and someone is asking God this very morning, “When will I be loved?” He speaks so sweetly that even the hardest of hearts must respond. “I have loved you with an everlasting Love. I loved you before you were a zygote. I loved and knew you by name. I love you. My love is never going to end, give up, run out on you, forsake you, fail you or refuse you.”
Oh beloved, this morning as you lift your needs to His heavenly heart, you can be assured that WHEN He loves you all other loves pale in comparison. And When He says He loves you, you can live loved and pour it on out into others’ lives. His love grows and flourishes. The more you love, the more love you have!