There is no way I would ever ride this roller coaster at Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, North Carolina! For me the steep climb and abrupt drop does nothing to amuse! Perhaps if the curve were flattened and the ride became slower I would enjoy it! The phrase, “Flatten the curve” is the rally cry today to slow down the spread of this COVID virus.
Today’s verse speaks to highs and lows of a different sort. There is no height that can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Nor is there any depth that can do so. His love is never in question no matter how dire circumstances become. Nothing in creation can create a barrier to His constant and unconditional love. Wherever we are on the spectrum of high or low, He is there and He is faithful. If I were to go up to the heavens or go down in the depths, He is there (Ps. 139:8). His love never fails.
Of course, I want to do my part to “flatten the curve.” Slowing the growth of this virus through social distancing and hygienic measures is so important. But at the same time I am confident of God’s loving control. His love has not changed. These circumstances are so bizarre and unique but they will not distance me from Him. In fact, this slow down is giving me more opportunities to know and feel His love. How reassuring it is to know that He holds me fast! During uncertain times, I can always be certain of Him.
Thank you Lord, for Your constant love.