It is written: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 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.” (Rom. 8:37-39)
Life can sometimes be a strange thing in and of itself. There are ups and there are downs, and there are many twists, turns, and pit falls along the pathway that leads to the end. For many believers there are times that cause us to wonder if faith in God and Christ Jesus is worth all the heartaches and despairs multiplied upon us since we believed and surrendered our lives into their noble hands. At a glance one would consider it absolute lunacy to endure so much when there is a seemingly easier pathway. Why suffer such onslaught and wrenching of the heart and mind? What motivation is there to endure?
The answer is the love of God!!! How can one experience the love of God expressed upon the cross of Calvary in the midst of His saving grace and walk away unchanged? How can one be made alive by the love of God and not crave its constant nurturing? How can one encounter God face-to-face and turn back to the dark shadows of the valley of death? How does one look into the eyes of our suffering Savior and think we are better than our Redeemer and Master? How could our eternal souls ever be torn from so great a love by accident or by purpose? Is this love of God so feeble that it cannot secure every object of His affection?
If “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,” and “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us,” then we most certainly must be persuaded that “If God be for us, who can be against us”!!! Shall our eternal heavenly Father allow anything of all His creation to tear us from His love that is fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ? I am persuaded that it is an utter impossibility, though the demons of hell will surely struggle at their best to rip the saints from the hand of God. I am persuaded we are secure in His sovereign power eternally! Thanks be unto God for the surety of His love!!! (By Dr. M.J. Seymour, Sr.)