For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.
~ Romans 8:38-9
What a great promise of hope it is to read these beautiful words of faith. Today’s verse definitely plays into yesterday’s blog about faith. The story of Paul is a remarkable one. Here was a man who hated Christians—so much so that he would encourage the killing of them. Paul was a devote Jew who believed the followers of “the way” needed to be stopped from spreading the Gospel of Christ, even to the point of death.
It wasn’t until that fateful day on the road to Damascus that Paul was blinded and was able to see clearer than he ever had before. Jesus changed his life that day and from that point, Paul put his undying faith into the message and the hope of Christ.
For me, this passage brings me comfort—more spiritual than physical. Often times I wonder if this is all for real. What if people who mock my beliefs are right and it’s all a fairy tale? The evidence against Christianity is boundless, yet filled with more holes than the Gospel. How is it that this message hasn’t change in over 2,000 years? It would talk lies the likes of which this planet has never seen to make this up and keep it together for so long.
Smarter people than me would argue that the bible isn’t true—man wrote it so it’s flawed. I can’t deny men have done flawed or even bad things while proclaiming Christ. But I don’t believe that to be true with God’s Word. The Holy Scriptures share a message of peace, hope and love and all that is required of me is to have the faith and belief that God died so that I may live.
The very idea that NOTHING can separate me from the love of God is overwhelming. The God of the universe tells me that nothing will keep us apart. This brings me happiness.