Most of what our world calls “love” is conditional. You get to be on the receiving end only if or because you are a certain way or if or because you do certain things. Stop being or doing those things and watch how quickly the “love” disappears. Except when it comes to God. His love is unconditional, permanent, sure. Like sunlight it shines on us no matter what we do or don’t do. We can’t cause it to burn more brightly. We can’t possibly turn it off. It is the great constant in life—the one thing we can’t evade. Sin in our lives might prevent us from the vivid experience of God’s love, but it doesn’t diminish that love any more than a few clouds can diminish the sun. Take time today to bask in the warmth of divine love. God's Promise to Me • Nothing can separate you from my love. My Prayer to God Your love is permanent, Lord. Transform me as I understand more deeply your undying affection for me. When I am in situations where I cannot sense your love, give me the faith to trust that you are still there and that I am always in your care.