Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Giving Thanks ~ Day Thirteen

For how many times I have read this verse, I don't know how many times I skipped over something rather important. It says that nothing can separate us from the love of God and includes a list of the things that we might think possibly could.

Life....even if we seek to gain our life and end up losing it....still can't separate us from the love of God.

Death.....even though we know sin leads to death....still can't separate us from the love of God.

Height or Depth.....can't go anywhere and find ourselves out of God's reach.

Nothing in all temptation, no circumstance, no situation can ever separate us from the love of God.

Demons.....not a chance. Despite the fact that we often forget who we are in Christ and give them more power over us than they have the authority to exercise, they still can't separate us from the love of God.

These things are all fantastic. And they are the ones that we notice the most. But the one I don't think I ever paid attention to.....angels. Even they can't separate us from the love of God.

While this is purely speculative, when I think about angels constantly praising God, I also envision them being the first ones to want to leap to His defense. Almost like we would pounce on anyone who just slammed our BFF. And for how many times in a day we fall short of God's glory, I can only imagine that being in His presence and knowing how great God truly is, it would be pretty difficult to watch us question His goodness. And while I don't imagine they would try to separate us from God's love because of our own foolishness, the fact is this verse says even they can't do it.

I don't know that we'll ever be able to wrap our feeble human minds around this concept, but today when you realize you've done something you really shouldn't have, or when you realize you missed an opportunity that you believe God wanted you to take, remember that nothing, absolutely nothing, not even angels can separate you from His love, and be thankful for that promise.

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