Sunday: August 2nd, 2020
Reference text: Romans 8:35-39
In most IT systems, there is an overarching administrative account that can override nearly every other account: restore settings, reset defaults and fix errors as appropriate. This account has significant security clearance and protection to ensure that it remains safe and out of reach of anyone with malicious intent because if it falls, every other account can be plucked off with no difficulty.
The text today draws our mind to what we can liken to ‘one administrative account and the many ‘hackers’ attempting to take its place’. But in this case, there is nothing fictitious or made up in the list presented- no work of art. These were real and tangible possibilities, situations and entities that had the potential to challenge the abilities of God.
Saint Paul writes to the Romans in these words:
Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us (Rom 8:35,38-39; message)
Paul could find nothing in existence or to come that had the potential to topple the abilities of God, for He transcended them all. Let me break this down a little more: my dear, God is in a league of His own.
Whatever situation you have faced, are facing or will face, only has potential, but never the ability to topple the God who reigns supreme.
That is why NOTHING and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING can separate us from His love.
Remember, you are special and you are loved!