“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.”
(Lamentations 3:22 ESV)

Some of us have experienced the disappointment and betrayal of failed love but this is no uncommon thing. Every worldly institution failed the Lord Jesus. He was betrayed by the economic system as Judas Iscariot sold him out for 30 pieces of silver.(Mathew 26:15) The Jewish religious system looked for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.(Matthew 26:59) The social networking system of friends and disciples deserted him and fled.(Matthew 26:56) His own culture turned on him as the people all shouted “His blood is on us and on our children!” (Matthew 27:25) The Roman political system had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. (Matthew 27:26) Even the sunshine failed Jesus and from noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.(Matthew 27:45) But as Jesus hung dying on the cross he saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby. (John 19:26) These two faithful ones remained close to Jesus through all the pain and suffering. Their love for Jesus did not fail. God’s love is not of this world so his love never fails.(1 Corinthians 13:8)