“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.” – Romans 8:38-39
The bond that is shared between a parent and a child is a very special gift. Nothing can compare to it. It is a relationship that is, in most cases, filled with love and grace. Our relationship with God is such that it too can be viewed from the same lens. And yet, it can be magnified beyond even this scope.
The love that God has for His children is vast. It is abundant, immeasurable, without end. It is higher than our thoughts can reach. It is wider than our thoughts can stretch. It goes deeper than the deepest chasm we can imagine. It is profoundly expansive. Unrestrained.
God holds nothing back from His children, especially His heart and love. More than that; He allows nothing to separate Him from His children. He allows no barrier to exist which will keep His children apart from His presence. No sin. No idol. No veil. No person. No-thing.
From the Garden of Eden to Israel and their penchant for foreign gods and idolatrous practices to the veil that was torn at Christ’s death to the person that wants to be placed on the pedestals of our hearts to self – God wants to love us without limits. God wants us to know that He is passionately desirous of loving us. No- thing can separate us from His love.
God’s love is alive. It is present. It is real. It is for us. And it is accessible through Jesus Christ.
Encouragement: From this moment forward, let us choose not to separate ourselves from the love of God. Let us live connected to Him and seek after His heart.
Challenge: Search the scriptures, identifying every verse that speaks of God’s love for His children.
Prayer: My Lord and Father, I know You have a heart for me and that Your love is available at all times. Help me to believe You when You say You love me. Help me to love You and to allow no more separation between us. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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