Manna For Today: Sunday, December 20, 2015
There simply isn’t a better model of Love than that of Jesus Christ. In every detail of His life and ministry He reflects a Love we have never seen before.
His reservoir of compassion is immeasurable, His loving kindness will never be rivaled and His mercy and grace are indescribable.
Paul, after experiencing it, was moved by the Spirit to ask a rhetorical question: “Can anything separate us from Christ’s Love?”
By naming potential threats that could be used to cause separation [Romans 8:35], like:
• Or distress
• Or persecution
• Or famine
• Or nakedness
• Or peril
• Or sword
Paul’s answers his rhetorical question with a statement of conviction.
He said, “For I am persuaded that neither life nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor heights, nor depths, 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]
Dear friend, there is no more important reality in your life; you are loved by God with a LOVE that is inseparable.
Man didn’t and couldn’t give it to you and cannot take it away from you.
No matter what your current context for love is producing or what your reference from the past may bring to mind; no matter what your familial background did or didn’t do as it relates to you and love, Friend, you have a love in Christ that TRUMPS all of that!
There is no greater LOVE!
I know that many of us have wounds from the past related to love. Let me encourage you to take His Love today and place it where you hurt right now and let His Love heal your wounds.
Whatever the source of the pain, He can and will heal it with His Love, if you ask Him to.
He has given us a guarantee in I Corinthians 13:8 [Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away].
Win today, my friend, by allowing the love of God to rule your heart and mind!
Peace and blessings!