“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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 NKJV
The relentless and faithful love of Jesus
A year ago February 3, my father left this earth and entered eternity. As I go through this month the emotions of the anniversary of my father’s death buffet me. I am also remembering the passing of my sister who went home in December of 2017.
At my age I have experienced much loss. I look at old pictures and mourn the passing of so many loved ones. Dad’s passing was the hardest because it was slow and emotionally painful as he suffered from dementia. We had become very close over the last twenty years. It was so hard to see my father passing away as bits and pieces of his essence and personality vanished away.
There were also a multitude of health complications after my kidney transplant. Life was a daily struggle filled with illness, weakness and pain. During this time I and my father were taken to the end of ourselves. Everyday was a burning trial.
Through that entire experience I held onto one indelible truth: God would walk me through it all. He was faithful through every moment.
The passage above has had ongoing significance in my life. It gives me comfort when things are not going as I would like them to go. In those dark moments the evil one would tell me that God has forgotten me. In my flesh, there is that part of me that listens.
Then the light comes, banishing the darkness as the truth of God’s love is revealed through His never changing word. I cling to His truths as they are my lifeline.
The reality that nothing can separate me from the love of God gives me daily assurance that whatever I may encounter there is no down side. The life shocks come and I still have confidence. I awaken each day with hope, knowing that if the worst thing happens, my death, it will be the greatest day of my life as I would be with my Savior.
God gives me peace as I mourn. He gives me peace in the midst of pain, the devastation of loss, and lifts me when my spirit is low.
Remember that God is always with you. If you do not know Him, today is the day for your salvation. Come to Him, ask for His forgiveness that Jesus paid for on the cross. Begin your new life with the relentless faithfulness of Jesus in your life.
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