By Jeff Cloeter
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (Romans 8:35 ESV).
Read Romans 8:31–39.
For Reflection: Today, we see Paul asking an honest question: “Can anyone separate us from Christ’s love?” Then he compiles a list of potential threats. These are things that might possibly separate us from God. Can they? Will we fall away and fall apart? Paul’s answer is definitive. No! Nothing will separate us from our Lord and Savior! Not because our grip is so strong but because his is. The confident answer is not found in our own strength, but in the absolute power Christ’s love. The love of Christ overwhelms and overrules all distress. What areas of your life threaten to take you away from Jesus? How does Jesus pull you back with his love?
Prayer: Victorious Savior, grant me holy bravery in the face of tribulation. Nothing will separate me from your love. I will live with that confidence today as I . . .Editor’s note: Today’s reflection is slightly adapted from It Is Finished Devotional Prayer Journal