For I am sure that neither death nor life, not angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
Rest, dearest child of God, in the Father’s love for you.
There is nothing in God’s creation that can separate us from His love. It matters not whether your life holds joy or sorrow, triumph or failure, God’s love is enough. In the midst of spiritual combat and though the forces of evil be determined to wreck you, God’s love holds true. God’s love is near today, for this day belongs to Him. God’s love indwells the future, for He has promised never to leave you nor forsake you. The powers that be, fearsome though they may seem, need not deter you; God’s love is more powerful, still. There is nothing so wide, nothing so high, that it lessens the scope of God’s love.
How real is God’s love? It is as real as Calvary. It is as real as the Gospel. And how is it that we are the recipients of such a love as this? It is Christ’s work on the cross that makes it possible. “For God so loved the world…” “…For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved [Jesus] and believed [He] came from God…” “[He]…has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace…” “In this the love of God was manifested…that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” “…He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” “…for God is love.”
And should that day arrive when your time on earth is done, death holds no sting or power over you. God’s love finally carries His beloved children from this life and straight into the arms of Jesus.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord and that, dear believer, is quite something indeed!
By His Grace and for the Gospel,
Terrie van Baarsel
(See: John 3:16; 16:27; 2 Thess. 2:16; I John 4:8-10, 16; Rom. 5:8)