What first comes to mind when you think of the word vast? My first thoughts are of the ocean, the sky, and space.
Vast (adj.) = of very great area or extent; of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous; very great in number, quantity, amount, degree, intensity, etc.
When something is vast, it’s immeasurable; it can’t be contained.
“Your unfailing love is vast.” (Psalm 36:5)
While the ocean, the sky and space are vast beyond my comprehension, it’s truly mind-blowing to realize that God’s love is even more vast.
Then there’s the word before love: unfailing. Not only is His love vast, it never fails either.
Though the meaning of word unfailing seems obvious, I looked it up anyway and found more to it than I expected.
Unfailing (adj.) = not failing; not giving way; not falling short of expectation; completely dependable; inexhaustible; endless.
When I think of all the things in life that are failing, which is pretty much everything at some point, realizing that God isn’t is truly awe-inspiring. He never falls short of our expectations. In fact, he usually exceeds them.
Another way to say something is unfailing is to say that it never changes. While the ocean, the sky and space are certainly vast, they aren’t unfailing. They do change. In fact, I cannot think of anything that is unfailing and vast. Only God’s love.
“Your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” (Psalm 108:4)