Scripture for Today: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We do not have to imagine it. Too often we see children separated from their families as a result of natural disasters or man-made violence. These children can be traumatized for their entire lives, especially when there is a delay in reuniting them with their parents. The Reunification Centers exist for the purpose of bringing together those who belong together as quickly as possible following a disaster.
Today’s verse reassures the believer that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The list of possibilities seems very inclusive. In each of these scenarios, one might imagine that God stopped caring. But just in case something was missed, Paul says nothing in all creation has the power to separate us from the Lord’s love. Certainly not height nor depth as His love is described as so wide, long, high and deep! (Eph. 3:18)
I can know this love even though it goes beyond my understanding (Eph. 3:17-19). I can be rooted and established in this love even when facing unthinkable tragedy. He knows. He is there and His comfort is real. The Lord has promised to never leave me or forsake me. There is no need for reunification as He has never left! I do not need to wonder if He is still there or if He still loves me. I may never understand the “why’s” but I can be convinced of His unfailing and faithful love.
Thank you Lord, that I am never separated from You!