A Meditation On God’s Love
Romans 8:35, 37-39
“Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture…None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” (The Message)
Absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love.
Isn’t that amazing?
No matter what is going on in your life right now, no matter how bad you think things are, or how far you feel from God’s heart, none of it excludes you (or your family) from His love. None of it is too challenging for Him, and none of it renders Him speechless and shocked. He isn’t wringing His hands wondering if He can eek out any goodness towards you right now.
God is consistently love. You can count on Him. (In spite of how His followers sometimes represent Him.)
What He did through Jesus was done once for all, and it included the fact that He sees you through His love for His son.
Think about how deeply you love your children. Allow yourself to feel the emotions and steadiness of it. Now think about seeing everyone else through that same love lens. Changes things, doesn’t it?
That’s how God sees us times infinity. Every bit of pride, joy, and love He felt for Jesus, He feels for us. And we still have so much to learn about this kind of love.
For now, we can take hope in the fact that God’s love covers everything, and nothing separates us from it today. You may have to remind yourself out loud when you feel doubts, but it’s a conversation worth having.
A possible prayer response:
Thank you that nothing separates me from your love today. That’s hard to believe sometimes, but You’re not a liar, so I choose to trust it’s true. Cover my family with Your all-encompassing love, and thank you!