Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eternally Loved

And I am convinced 
that nothing can ever 
separate us from God’s love...
Nothing in all creation will ever 
be able to separate us 
from the love of God 
that is revealed in 
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

I want to be a million percent convinced
that I am in the center of God's love.
Not just on those days when I feel it.
Or on the days when I understand it.
But in my spirit always convinced
and living a life reflecting that conviction.
Paul goes on at great length about
the things that have no power over love.
Not this life. 
Not challenges, trials, or dailyness.
Not death.
His resurrection proved that.
Not angels or demons.
Not fears for today or tomorrow.
Paul seems to recognize fear happens.
It still doesn't separate us from His love.
Not earthbound or spiritual things.
The love that was revealed in Christ
is God's trump card.
There is nothing that beats it.
God's love is uninfluenced.
He loves because He IS love.
It is eternal, infinite and holy.
"I have loved thee with an
everlasting love."
From everlasting to everlasting,
He loves us.
This love must compel us.

“He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God. 
God is love. Therefore love. 
Without distinction, without calculation, 
without procrastination, love. 
Lavish it upon the poor, 
where it is very easy; 
especially upon the rich, 
who often need it most; 
most of all upon our equals, 
where it is very difficult, 
and for whom perhaps 
we do the least of all.” 
~Henry Drummond


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