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February-God’s Love, Love of God
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39(NIV)
I love the beginning verse, so much I chose to spend a bit more time reflecting on it.
I remember when I had a large issue in my life. I told people I wanted to ‘survive’ it. That was the buzzword going around our worldly society then. I made some major changes in my life; one day I was reminded of this verse and how it applied to my circumstance. I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I realized I wanted to conquer those issues with Jesus’ guidance.
Paul gives answers to the question he posed a few verses before. He states that nothing will have the power over us to separate us from the love of that Jesus has for us.
He lists six different circumstances life can bring to us. But none of these can keep us away from God’s love.
1. life or death,
2. angels or demons,
3. the present or the future,
4. any powers
5. height or depth,
6. anything else in all creation.
Again, let’s look at what The Message says about this list of scenarios:
“I am absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—can get between us and God’s love because of the way Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
In the process of my writing, I sometimes field questions from Hubby about what I have or have not done. I have learned not to get frustrated as I try to live in both worlds, the one of my literary endeavors and the one we call life.