“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Romans 8:35a ESV
Mercy is a blue eyed Husky. Mercy was four when adopted and has had a furever family for five years. Her humans became involved in H2M2 Nation-Operation: Transport, helping to transport Huskies in need of rescue. Enter Roman, the brown eyed beauty. He was to head for North Carolina when his adoption fell through and he joined Mercy and her humans as a transport fail. Since his adoption, the two huskies have become inseparable. They are besties that are always together.
Life sometimes throws us a curve and we are separated from those we love. Separation can be temporary or permanent. It can be with or without our agreement and cause great anxiety. We long for intimacy and relationship with others; for someone to be our bestie and know us and love us as we are.
Romans 8 tells us of the one who already loves us unconditionally. The one who will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). The one who saw us as we were and as we are and loved us enough to die for us (Romans 5:8).
Romans 8:35-39 starts out with, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” The following verses convince us that nothing shall separate us from Jesus’ love when we give our heart to him. It asks, “Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword”? Paul says nothing will separate us because in Jesus we are more than conquerors. Verse 38 and 39 go on to say that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, either height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Mercy and Roman have been adopted into a family that loves them. They are taken care of and provided with all they need and so are we. Ephesians 1:5 states, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure”.
We have found our forever home! We’ve been adopted into the family of God! Be inseparable from the God who loves you!