God's Amazing Love

Romans 8:31, 35, 37-39
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
35 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?
37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 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. 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.

I have always found it interesting that in the middle of a list of monumental things that might have the potential to separate us from God - like angels, demons, hell, etc. - Paul lists “neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow.” Does that strike anyone else as odd that our fears and worries would appear in a list with angels and demons as possibly separating us from God’s love? But we know, there are times, when our fears and worries may tend to carry our mind and heart away from God rather than toward him. Paul is telling us even then, we are not separated from his love. May you know this amazing love!

My prayer is for you to be overwhelmed with victory in Christ today knowing that nothing can separate us from God’s love, even times of fear and worry.
Take some time to express your gratitude to God and then, share with someone how you are staying encouraged. Contact someone through text, phone call, facebook, instagram or conversation across the backyard fence.
Linda Waldo
Spiritual Formation Pastor| New Covenant Church