For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38, 39 NIV
No Power Can Separate Us
By Debbie Burton
Many of us have traveled to remote locations and discovered our cell phones could not pick up a signal. This can be frustrating if we long to connect with family and friends. After several days of not being able to call home, we might feel lonely and forgotten.
In a letter to the new Christians in Rome, Paul stated that nothing could separate them from the love of Christ. From the time Paul encountered Christ on the road to Damascus, he was changed by the far reaching love of God. The Holy Spirit always comforted and encouraged Paul through every circumstance, including the isolation of prison. Paul’s words ring just as true today as they did centuries ago. Although we might feel alone, we are never separated from the love of Christ. His Spirit dwells within us and His love will not fail.
How to pray today:
- Thank God for his unchanging love, and for his presence with us!
- Our LBC staff team: Pray for them by name, and for their labors among us this fall: Joel and Katie Pollard; Heather Shiflett; Mark McKinney; Joe White; Sam Stotts; Mike and Molly Tilley.