On and on it goes. For it overwhelms and satisfies my soul. And I never ever have to be afraid. Because one thing remains: Your love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me.
Every year there’s a song or a group of words that really get me through longer journeys or times that require some added strength, patience, and wisdom. That song became my song at the end of 2012 and I have carried it over to 2013: “One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture. I wanted to share this song because no matter what you believe in life there are the people in your life who help you to not be afraid. They are the ones who you feel safe in their hands and showered in the blessings their love provides. They are the people who lend you their strength when you honestly do not know where to begin picking yourself up. It’s the love that always remains after everything else in your plans have fallen apart. The love that never fails, never gives up, and never runs out on you. Sometimes I use the song to remind myself of the kind of strength I need for my students when they want to call it quits. I know how grateful I am for my two biggest sources of the love that always remains: God and my parents. And as 2013 barrels on as February will fade into March, I remind myself that fear is unnecessary in the face of such love.