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 8:38-39 (NIV)
Nothing. Not one thing. There isn’t anything that we can do that will make God stop loving us. There isn’t anything in our past – done by us, or to us – that will diminish God’s love. We simply can’t be separated from the love of God.
He proved it on a census night more than 2,000 years ago when Jesus was born. An astounding, breathtaking, humbling, and awe-inspiring birth. The Savior of the world, tiny enough to be swaddled and rocked to sleep, was filled with enough love to cover all of humanity throughout all of history.
We’re covered by that same love now. It’s with us when our hands are raised in worship or if we cry out to God in our heartache. When we’re rejoicing, and when we’re suffering. Vows spoken by Christ over his bride, the Church; our Savior will love us in good times and in bad, forever.
For Today: This season, ask God in prayer to help you recognize all the ways – big and small – that he shows his love to you. Thank him for sending Jesus, the greatest example of his love.