Devotion for Monday, April 27
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor 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.
Are we secure in our hearts that there is nothing that can come between us and the love of God? We are in a time like no other that we have seen, we are tested daily. Are we secure knowing that nothing can separate us from the love God has for us...?
I was asked by a friend a question that I'm quite sure a lot of us have at the back of our minds if not in the front; The question was this, "Do you think God has sent this virus for us to learn from?"
That sent me scurrying to the filing cabinets that I have in my head that are in more order than my office, and the first thing that came to mind was the first 6 words from John 3:16; "For God so loved the world..."
Isn't this what we want? To be free from worry and to feel safe? God is here in the now and He is giving us His security. Paul's list in this verse are just a few of the fears that we have, knowing that there are many more he chose the most dreadful and for that reason he wants the people to be convinced that there is NOTHING that can separate God's love for us. This is no different than the love we have for our children. We will stop at nothing to protect our children. Please never forget that we are all His children and that He too will stop at nothing to protect us!
It is ok to ask questions, never be afraid to ask as God knows before you think it, just what you are going to ask and He will remind you that you are His and there is nothing that can separate us from His love!!
God loves you so much that he gave His only Son....
Let us Pray:
Ever loving God, thank you so much for never leaving our side. Thank you for the grace that you give us freely for the taking. Never let us forget that nothing will ever separate us from You. Watch over us, give us strength and courage to deal with whatever comes our way. We pray this in Jesus' name.... Amen