I missed my entry for a Thankful Thursday yesterday, but I still want to share how thankful I am for God's love. For some reason, there was a chunk of time starting in grad school where I didn't feel like I understood God's love. I'm still not sure I will ever understand it completely, but after consistent prayer and searching I have a little better handle on it. Today though I wanted to remind you all of how great God's love is and how thankful I am for it.
In Romans 8, verses 38 through 39 Paul states, "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 seperate us from the love of God that is in Chris Jesus our Lord."
Wow, how amazingly powerful is that short statement? Pretty much sums it up for me. It is a little stifling to know that nothing, absolutely nothing can seperate us from God's love. And you know the best part? We didn't do anything to earn or deserve this love. God has this love grip on our lives that has nothing to do with us--who we are, where we came from, what we've accomplished. No resume is great enough to earn God's love. I love that. I can never make God un-love me no matter how un-lovely I am acting. Now don't get me wrong, I don't take that as permission to make God angry by pursuing my will on purpose. It is incredibly liberating to know that no matter how focused, or unfocused, on God I may be, God's love is never shaken. Take that thought with you today. May it bring you comfort, confidence and peace.