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.
Summer is here and so are the thunderstorms. Sometimes they are full of fury, violent winds and even tornadoes. They can be beautiful to watch from the safety of your home, porch or even the balcony of a beach condo; both terrible and wonderful at the same time.
We may not lose our power from these storms as often as we used to, but it’s not uncommon for our house to lose the satellite connection and sometimes our internet when the weather is bad. Just today, we lost connection right in the middle of watching our favorite show.
Unlike our earthly relationships that are also subject to storms and loss of connections, our relationship with God is always secure. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally and our connection with Him doesn’t depend an iota on us. He doesn’t turn the other way when we mess up or say, “I told you so.” He’s not keeping score of how often we communicate with Him, either. He doesn’t walk away when life gets hard. He’s right here with us, even in the middle of a storm.
It’s because of His son, Jesus who died on the cross to give us His right standing with God the Father, that we are His children. He is our good, good father and we are loved by Him never losing our connection or our salvation. We are covered by an unconditional guarantee sealed by the power of His blood. Nothing can separated us from His love. Nothing!
It’s both terrible and wonderful. Jesus paid for our sins by taking them on Himself. He was humiliated, punished undeservedly and died the death of a criminal – the terrible death that you and I deserved so that we could go unpunished – being given the wonderful gift of eternal life.
There will be seasons of storms in all of our lives, some we watch from the comfort and safety of our front porch and others we find ourselves right in the middle of.
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. Romans 8:35-37
If the storms of life have you feeling disconnected from God, plug yourself back into His word. You are never separated, never disconnected from His love. He is always there for you, full of love, power, forgiveness, comfort, wisdom and peace!
His servant and yours,