Saturday, 30 November 2019
Sam at the Men's Brekkie
Sam and his wife have experienced great troubles in recent years and he didn't want to pretend that if you are a Christian everything would go swimmingly in your life.
Sam knew that wasn't true, but he did know something else was true and that was what he had discovered in a new way in the midst of their troubles.
That was the truth of Romans 8.35-40:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? .... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved 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.
What Sam found was that nothing can separate us from the love of God when we belong to him through Jesus Christ.
And that is a message for all of us.