Daily Worship

May my life tell your story

May 04, 2014 0 0

Romans 8: 37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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: 37 - 39
‘Nothing can separate us from the love of God’.  That is what the church celebrates and proclaims every Sunday. This is the good news: God will not stop loving us. Neither in life nor in death, no power in heaven or in earth, no evil, today or ever…  ‘absolutely nothing  can get between us and God’s love, because of the way our Master embraced us’ (v 39) – that’s the gospel.  
The word sin is related to the word ‘asunder’; sin is whatever rends asunder or disrupts or separates our relationship with our Father in heaven.  But Christ comes to take away that sin, so that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.  Our Father is extravagant with his love, his grace, his mercy; with his permanent offer of a fresh start, a new chapter, a new leaf, a new life.
How come in the church we have contrived at times to make people afraid of God?  We don’t need to be afraid of someone who really loves us – who loves us more than we love ourselves.  Our grasp of God is never as strong as God’s grasp of us, his love endures for ever.

Romans 8: 8, 10
‘Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with their own moral muscle….focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells – even though you experience all the limitations of sin – you yourself experience life on God’s terms.’

Lord God, as you love me, so I love you.
May I mirror your love to everyone,
And may my life tell your story. Amen

by David and Maggie Lunan