Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Amazing Love



Scripture:

Romans 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  36 As it is written,
    “For your sake we are being killed all day long;
        we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Observation:


In the new order of things Christ’s love reigns supreme. Through the incarnation God revealed the depths of his love to all of humanity and that love was seen in action through the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. Christ suffered in the flesh to remove all barriers to God’s holy love. The result is that all that we experience in this life cannot separate us from the amazing love found through Christ.

Application:

There are times when things happen in life that don’t seem to make any sense. Whether it’s the loss of a family member or loved one, or difficult relationships with others, or your own inner personal struggles — or all the details that just don’t seem to be coming together. We all face these times in life and when they pile on, it seems even tougher. We may wake up and wonder about the presence of God in the midst of these tough days. It’s then that we are reminded of these words from the Apostle Paul. He was a man who was well acquainted with the struggles of life and had overcome one hurdle after another. He knew what he was talking about when he said that he was convinced that nothing could separate him from the love of God.

The amazing love of God — more than anything that we could ever imagine! It’s God’s sticky love. No matter what we may do in life, we can’t get rid of it. God’s love follows us wherever we may go and is there with us in everything that we may be experiencing. It’s a holy love that is always there with us in our pain and frustration. Amazing love — indescribable and yet palpable.

Prayer:


LORD, thank you for your love which has no limits.  Amen.

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