Recently in the news there was a story of a baby elephant that weep for hours after being rejected by his own mother. The mother not only rejected her baby, but she charged and stomped her own flesh. Not only once, but twice! The rejection was bad enough but the injury of stomping added a whole new dimension of suffering. This baby had to be immediately removed from his mother each time and permanently the last time. This pain had such echelons of levels of pain that was so severe it causes this baby elephant to cry for 5 hours straight!
This is just an example in the animal kingdom but in the world with people, there are a variety of horrific situations that areas similar and even worth
God loves us now and God loves us eternally. For those who have received Christ and follow Him as their authority can claim promises that God will never leave us or forsake us
Regardless of what circumstances you are in, have been through or encountered, physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally or any other way… There is hope in God! The great Healer! The great Restorer! The great Reconciler! The great Lover our souls!
You can guarantee that God almighty; sitting in the heaven lies…in the highest authority since the beginning of the earth till eternal (none higher than Him)…This holy God will NEVER reject us EVER! We just need to make sure we have not on a continual bases reject and deny Him! Not reject His Son and not rejected His covenant of wonderful offer of love to us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
The answer to that question is no one!
Apostle Paul asks these rhetorical questions as he shares theology and practically exhortation of Christ to the people in Rome. Using a format of questions and answers
Paul presents the Bible in a systematic reasoning process displaying that Jesus Christ is more than just head knowledge to be believed but instead to demonstrate understanding of that knowledge throughout our daily life of righteous living. It is a life to be lived by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus!
Paul in Romans Chapter 8, asks these important questions:
Question: Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?
Answer: NO One because God is the one who justifies who dares to condemn!
Question: Who is the person who condemns God’s elect?
Answer: NO ONE because Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also interceded for us
Question: Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
Answer: NO ONE !
Question: Will tribulation [separate us] or distress, persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword
Answer: NO, NEVER!
Persuasion of Eternal Love
“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. ”Romans 5:37-39
Dear friends examine and embrace this kind of love…the pure love only God can offer you
Will you take it? Will you embrace His love now and His love for eternity?
My deepest prayer is that you will be persuaded by this same eternal love that Paul had towards the Romans and I have towards those here in the Mogollon Rim and all the audience that reads this newspaper.
Help me to seek you and embrace your love for me now and for eternity.
Forgive me from all times I have failed your standards and hurt your heart deeply.
Instead may I cling to you and receive the love you have for me through your Son
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Simone Lake is a Christ follower, bride of Pastor Dr. John Lake, Bible teacher and a passionate pray-er.
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