“So who can separate us? What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles hardships, persecutions, hunger, poverty, danger or ever death?”
What makes you fall in love with someone? Is it their smile? Is it how attractive they are or how eloquent they speak? While you may admire those things about someone, they don’t lead to a truly deep love. That kind of love develops over time, as you see someone put your needs above their own and you do the same for them—as you demonstrate just how much you love each other through action.
The same is true when it comes to growing in love with Jesus. The more we realise how much He loves us, the more we grow to love Him.
It’s incredible when you think about what He’s done for us. He sacrificed His life for us, just for the chance of bringing us into His family. The thing is, He didn’t make this sacrifice begrudgingly: “I freely lay down my life…. No one takes it from me. I lay it down of my own free will” (John 10:14-18, MSG).
Today’s verse questions what could ever separate us from Christ’s love, and the answer, of course, is nothing! Verses 38 and 39 say, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Jesus loves you, and nothing could ever stop that love. Keep letting it sink in, and grow more in love with Him every day.