For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is one of those passages of Scripture that lingers in the air and echoes in the mind long after it's been read. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. That's one reassuring promise. There's no one else who can make a promise like that and keep it.
Have you ever had someone make you a promise and not keep it? It hurts; especially when it was made by someone you thought you could trust to fulfil the promises. Perhaps time overwhelmed them or situations changed, but it still leaves a sense of being totally rejected.
Have you told someone you would do something and didn't follow through? We need to watch what we promise. I remember when my children were little. At one time I had to break a promise in relation to a birthday party venue. The venue had changed owners and rules. I was no longer comfortable taking children on the premises with its new clientele and their disturbing behaviour. I broke a promise and had to explain my reasons, but as children are, I still broke a promise. I eventually found a more suitable place that the children were delighted with but from then on, I often added the words, "unless something unforseen happens and if it's God's will."
Promises of love can sometimes lead to devastation. Norm and I have had many friends over the years whose marriages have ended in divorce, often ugly. Their ultimate reasons were usually based on broken promises. How sad.
God's promises to us can never be broken and when I see God's handiwork in the stars, breathe in the ocean air, take in the endless mountain views or the beauty in the land, I think how awesome his love is for me. Knowing that nothing or no one can stop that love, is precious and eternal.
"Oh Lord, the God of all creation, I praise your holy name. I am thankful for your overwhelming love for me. Your promises from Scripture fill me with hope and joy. Thank you for truth and honour that reigns forever. Amen."
Scripture Verses used are from the King James Version of the Bible
Chrissy Siggee is the author of 'Glimpses of His Glory', a collection of her poetry, devotions, pencil illustrations and nature photos. - SORRY - SOLD OUT!
Chrissy is also the author of the teen novel 'Out of the Shadows - Jenna's Secret.' http://chrissysiggee.com/shadows/