Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are the very essence of Love. Forgive us, O God we pray, that we so often fail to love one another as we should. We are only able to look at the outside appearance and the cirumstances, but You know the very heart of the people and You can master all situations. Guide us in the way we should go, in the words we should say, and in the love we ought to have for each other. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
I think we can agree that 2020 has been a year like no other. What did it bring for you? I hope only good things. Or did you, like so many of us, go through a time of intense emotional and physical tension?
Having left behind 2020, let’s focus on what lies ahead of us. In 2021, let us commit ourselves to focus even more on Christ and His Love.
It does not matter if this year will bring additional, less, or no more lockdowns, or if the virus continues or ceases, or anything else is happening: Nothing shall separate us from the Love of Christ! Paul writes:
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do you believe that? It’s true. He loves us and we are special in His sight.
Listen to what F.B. Meyer comments on Exodus 28:15-30
Our names are engraven on the heart of Jesus, and ever presented before God. Neither life nor death can separate us from His love. Do not look at your shortcomings and failures, but at your standing in Christ Jesus. You cannot be forgotten by God. The dark waters may flow over your soul, the voice of the accuser may be hoarse in your ear, your heart and your flesh may fail, but you are precious in God’s sight, and sparkle in His light like a jasper or sapphire.
Isn’t that wonderful?
You are blessed indeed. Praise the LORD!
PS to my special girl: Thank you! Your text has been such an encouragement and the inspiration for this blog post.