I Belong To You - Kathryn Scott
comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us...And we know that in all
things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called
according to his purpose...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.
Romans 8:18, 28, 37-39
Recently, these verses have become a great strength to me. It is the most wonderful fact that our security is firmly rooted in God's love for us and not in our ability to impress Him or work up enough points to gain His favour. Jesus will conquer all and rescue us from every difficult situation in our lives, and we will emerge victorious and safe in His hands.
I have been reminded of a wonderful story that David Pawson tells about a vicar who came across one of his congregation reading the book of Revelation. This member of the church was not noted for his intelligence or theological expertise, so the vicar questioned him. 'My goodness, that's a really difficult book to read. Do you really understand it?'. 'Of course vicar', came the reply, 'it's simple. Jesus wins!!'.
Nothing can separate us from His love, because He is the winner and we belong to Him.