Romans 8:31-39 (KJV)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Nothing will ever separate us from God’s everlasting love.
Who are the people you love most in this world? What do you love about them?
Is there anything that could keep you from loving these people? Why or why not?
Your spouse, your children, your family, your closest friends, these are the most significant relationships in your life. If asked what you love about these people, you could probably come up with endless reasons, but ultimately you don’t need a reason to love them, you just love them because you do. Likewise, God loves you because He chose to. There is no intrinsic reason for God to love you. Instead, in His grace, He set His affection on you. If you are a follow of Christ, God is for you, and He is for you because He loves you. Because God is everlasting in His nature, God is everlasting in His character. While your love will diminish and grow with time, God is ever the same and love is always the same for you because nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
It is good to be back home. Thank you for your prayers as we traveled. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday Morning. God Bless and have a great weekend.
Randy & Kelly