Blessed Assurance

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8).

On our behalf Jesus conquered death, overthrowing angels, principalities, and powers in the process.  He holds time and space in the palm of His hand, controlling them as well as everything else He has ever created.  And none of these can ever stand against us, His beloved children — none of them can ever pluck us out of His hand; none of them “will be able to separate us” from His love.

The greatest love ever—even “the love of God”—was shown by sending His only begotten Son into the world to pay the awful and just price for our sins.  What happened over two millennia ago is proof of His love for us.  He came to do something about the sin that separated us from Him, so that we would never be separated from Him again.  He came down to temporarily join with us, so that we might be joined eternally with Him.  This is our blessed Assurance.

Lord, we thank You for separating Yourself from heaven so that we might be joined with You and never separated again.  You didn’t just come down to earth — you came into our hearts!  Help us This Day to live in such a way that others see how tightly joined to You we are.  Amen.