Apr 23, 2013
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? As the Scriptures say, 'For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.' No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow - not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39
No Christian should ever fear being separated from the love of God.
Living as we do in a world of imperfect love and failing relationships, it’s a challenge to rest in a love so pure and so permanent that it will never cease. But that is the nature of GOD’S LOVE.
Paul exhausted his creativity trying to think of something that could come between us and God’s love – and he failed (Romans 8:35-39).
The true measure of God’s love is that He loves without measure.
Father, I pray that You help us to receive the perfect love that You have for us. Give us deeper understanding of just how wide, deep, long and vast Your love for us is. May it drive away all fear and bring healing and peace to our hearts. Help us to share that love with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.