What can separate us…?

Hey guys its been a while, way longer than I ever expected.

This is going to be a short post to say I’m back.

I was having a conversation with a friend earlier and we were joking about the fragility of our relationship and what could come between us.

Then I remembered Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:35 KJV

Then I started to think about what would separate me from the love of Christ? I thought of a whole heap of reasons but none of them would ever stop the love of Christ for me. I thought about all the things I’ve done wrong, all of my shortcomings, sins and issues.

Obviously my mind moved to the next logical scripture:

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.

Romans 8:38-39 KJV

Then I thought to myself, wait…hold on… if nothing can separate me from the love of God why do I feel like there is a separation?

Then I thought about why there would ever be a separation between myself and God. Then I started to think what causes people to separate from each other. I realised that it’s often the person in the wrong that causes a separation. For example, when a child does something against their parents they try to avoid their parents, not because their parents don’t love them or love them less but because they fear the consequences of their actions.

Then as I thought about it I realised that the separation doesn’t occur between God’s love and me, but rather the separation occurs between my love and God.

My mind then went to the garden of Eden and the separation of God and man and it dawned on me what I need to ensure that I no longer feel that there is a separation.

It may sound simple but its just the case of not running away and hiding if I do wrong or if I do right. No matter what happens, if I stay close to God I will never feel a separation. In fact, I have a theory that the more wrong that you consider yourself to have done, the greater love you must think God has for you. I mean if you think the worse you are the more love is required to love you. Therefore you have an assurance that if God still loved you in that moment, you have no reason to ever think he would ever not love you.

As ever like comment subscribe, it’s always nice to get feedback so get in contact let me know what you think. Until the next time may the grace of Lord Jesus be with you. Amen!

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