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
Last night, we arrived into London Heathrow to spend Christmas with our Family and Friends in the UK, but as I am laying awake from jet lag, I couldn’t stop thinking about the love God has shown to all of us. I don’t think there are many verses in scripture, so powerful and comforting as the one I re-read in Romans this morning.
I used to think that any form of illness or hardship, meant that God had abandoned me but this scripture has blessed me so many times over the years. Paul tells us that it is IMPOSSIBLE to be separated from Christ. Jesus’ death shows of His unconquerable love and nothing can stop Christ’s constant presence with us.
This scripture allows God to tell us how great His love is, so that we will feel totally secure in Him and not be afraid, no matter what life throws at us.