In Romans 8:38-40 (NIV), the Apostle Paul wrote this to us: “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.”
Since the day and time that we all were made and born, God loved us… and He still does.
I remember when I first began learning about God a few years ago and I was… “a young adult living on the fast track.” In other words, when I lived on my college campus, that was my first experience being away from my family for a long period of time. I felt a sense of freedom (‘Yay’)… but later on down the line, my extravagance was short lived (‘Boo’). Not only was I homesick, but I felt alone. However, throughout all of my campus-adjustment-life years, one thing I never forgot to keep with me was my bible. I never understood why, but I felt peace from having it near me. What did it represent and why did I keep it? These were questions I constantly had for myself years ago, but today, I now know my answer: It was because He was always right beside me all along.
What I’m trying to emphasize to all of you, and including myself, is that He continues to remain beside us and has been there ever since the day and second that we were born. How can this be and why does He love us so much? The answer is because He has something in store for all of us and… He loves us.
At the same time, He hurts from our actions that aren’t aligned with His Word, especially whenever we choose to walk on a rebellious path. Hmm… this scenario sounds similar to something that we’ve heard countless of times before in the Book of Genesis 3, when Adam and Eve ate fruit from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. To briefly summarize it, by Eve listening to the serpent (Devil), she asked Adam to taste the fruit too that they were told by God not to eat from. End result: They found out they were clothesless and God cast them out of the Garden of Eden and sin was born. It was Jesus, His Son, that died for our sins, in the New Testament times, and by Jesus doing this to save our souls, He is the only connection between God (Father) and us (His children).
I’m very speechless right now because He deserves my praise, He’s a glorious God, and He is the Creator of Heaven, Earth, and so much more. All I can say is “Thank You, Jesus, for loving both me and Brothers and Sisters in Your Name. Thank You, Jesus! Thank You.” :’)