Devotionals

October 2013

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39.

To sum this verse up – “There is NOTHING that can separate us from the love of God”. What an incredible blessing it is! And to add more to it, we need to do NOTHING to earn His love because His Grace provides us this love, though we do not deserve. Now, that makes us feel so special, Isn’t it? You and I have someone to love us all the time despite our shortcomings, failures, incapability and losses. Two weeks ago, I was at IIT Bombay attending classes and visiting their lab facilities, which was like a dream come true. I had often expressed this desire to my mom, and she kept it in prayer and I felt me being there was her prayer that was answered. Soon I started to feel the sudden vacuum of missing her, the impossibility of sharing with her the happiness of being at IIT Bombay became unbelievable. It was as if I was realizing her death only now- after seven months of her rest in the Lord. I felt that the Lord’s comfort that was strengthening me all these days had suddenly left me, to cry for myself. The harsh reality was painful, and brought tears through three continuous nights. That was the time a familiar tune kept ringing in my ears. It was that of a song with the words “I’ve got joy down in my heart, Deep Deep down in my heart, Jesus gave it to me and NOTHING can destroy it”. This captured my attention and helped me meditate on the last sentence making me realize the JOY that I have deep within me is not from the world, but from Jesus. What an indescribable comfort it was! That is the love of God, which couldn’t bear to see my pain. He wanted me to feel His love because my own feelings were too strong to feel His love that was there even during the past three nights, and gently reminded He is the author of hope, peace, joy and comfort. The verse above says neither death (be it ours or that of a most loved one) or life nor any created thing can separate us from HIS love. His Love is too strong a bond to be broken. His Sacrificial Love handed over even His own Life towards a painful death for our sake (John 3:16). This Love brings us Hope – a Hope that doesn’t disappoint us at any point of time (Romans 5:5). Even if the situations are completely out of control, even if people have cheated us, even if our own flesh fails us, even if we have lost our most loved one- His inseparable love brings us the hope. This hope helps us root stronger in faith and eventually enables us to Rejoice in all situations. Can we take some time today to realize how God’s love is with us always, and how we who fail to feel His love, being too strong in our own emotions? Shall we re-affirm ourselves that, We, His children have His love no matter what hurdles turn up our way. Shall we be open to receive the unshakable foundation of God’s love in our hearts and build our hope, faith and unspeakable joy?
There is NOTHING that can shake you
There is NOTHING you need to do, because
There is NOTHING He cannot do &
There is NOTHING to separate His Love from you.

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