It is wonderful to remember that no pandemic—in fact nothing evil—can separate us from God and his love. How do we know this? Well, we have God’s Word on it!
The Apostle Paul posed this question to first century Christians living in hunger, danger, isolation and persecution: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
Then he answered with this amazing truth: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 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 8:37-39)
Why was Paul persuaded of this marvelous truth?
It was his experience.
God gives us everyday opportunities to experience the powerful force of the presence of His love. But arguably, hard times make it easier for us to recognize the experience of God’s love. Why?Because the blacker the darkness, the more evident the light. When we find ourselves stumbling in a pitch-black room—we instinctively move towards the light.
In this darkness, we must move towards the light of God’s Word which “is a lamp unto [our] feet, and a light to [our] path.” (Psalms 119:105)
In the hardest times, God doesn’t separate himself from us, He doesn’t turn his back on us; rather, if we allow Him—He draws near to us. “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34:18)
Walking in God’s light we can face the blackest darkness that we could never face without Him.
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