I’ve heard portions of this scripture taught numerous times, but when hearing it last night at First Wednesday, it prompted me to meditate on it this morning. After meditating on it this morning, I realized that one morning is not enough. I’m going to spend some time in this chapter, with the hope that I’ll actually begin to receive the hope that it offers.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 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.
Nothing is a pretty specific word. Nothing can separate us from God’s love.
But what about when I fail?
What about when I make poor food choices?
What about when I choose to sleep in instead of exercise?
What about when I choose to sleep in place of my quiet time?
What about when I speak harshly to my kids?
What about when I play wrong notes at church?
What about when I…..
No thought, no act, no deed, no choice. No thing can separate me from the love of my Father in heaven. He loves me no matter what I do. He loves me as much at 370 lbs. as he will when I weigh 250. He loves me when I’m impatient. He loves me when I’m envious. He loves me when I covet. He loves me when I lust. He loves me when I’m angry. He loves me when I’m sad. He loves me when I’m afraid. He loves me when I’m happy. He loves me!
I can type the words, now can I receive it………