Monday, February 13, 2017

Romans 8:35 -- On Love and Separation

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"
Romans 8:35

This is an interesting question, and the chapter goes on to say that death and life and other creatures or any powers, or past or present... none of these things can do it.  Sincerely, I think that the only answer that exists is that *we* can separate ourselves from God's love.  That's the only thing that can.  And even then, it is *us* walking away from it, refusing it.

God knows us better than we know ourselves, and he loves us more than we can possibly imagine. Unfortunately, we can choose to refuse his love, and refuse to participate in any relationship with him... to disown him in a way, to unfriend, or un-know/deny him, even though part of us knew him before we were born.  That is actually a really scary thought.  Let's not go there, today or ever.  Let's accept God's love, and his help, and embrace that relationship, and keep his Spirit with us, so that we can become better and happier, and closer to our ideal selves.  Let's love him back, and help him in his work, which is all for our benefit.  Christ loves us so much that he was willing to die for us.  Let's be willing to live in his love.

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