“In the unlimitable round of His timeless existence we have never been absent from nor uncared for by Him.
The best proof that He will never cease to love us lies in that He never began.
What we are for Him and what He is for us belongs to the realm of eternal values.
Without this we are nothing, in it we have all.”
–Geerhardus Vos, “Jeremiah’s Plaint and Its Answer,” Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (ed. Richard B. Gaffin Jr.; Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 2001), 298. Vos is commenting on God’s words in Jeremiah 31:3, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”