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Nothing Can Separate Us

I believe, with all my heart, that all of us should have a song that is anchored in
our soul, as well as a scripture that is hidden deep within our hearts. One of my favorite scriptural passages is found in Romans. In Romans 8:35, we find these words: 

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

I love this portion of scripture. It assures us that there is nothing that can ever separate us from the love of God. Paul writes these words with full assurance that he is under the power of God. Paul is clear, as he pens these words, about the incredible love of the Lord. Sin cannot condemn us, since we are justified. With all of Paul’s accusers, he is confident that they have no power to condemn him. It is Christ, Paul says, who made intercession for us. It is Christ who died and who rose again and is now seated at the Right Hand of God (verse 34). Anything that might threaten our wellbeing — persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword, — are incapable of interfering with our good. Paul also knew that his suffering was for the sake of Christ. Therefore, Paul lived a victorious life. Some passages of scripture give us a “Wow” factor. When we read and understand this scripture, what else can we say other than “Wow!” Nothing, but nothing, can ever separate us from the love of God.