I’m continuing the series on: How God Sees Us, which commenced here.
“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 8:38-39).
The whole emphasis of these verses is that I cannot be separated from God’s love. Death causes us grief because it means it separates us from the one we love. Separation causes feelings of insecurity. It can happen when any significant relationship is threatened. When a loved one gets sick or dies, or leaves. But death does not separate us from God or from his love. Christ overcame death through his resurrection so while the process of dying might be unpleasant. We don’t have to fear death itself.
Feelings of security come from our relationship with God, because we know we will never be separated from him. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29).
Sometimes, we debate whether someone can walk away from God and what that means for their eternal salvation. However, we know that God will never walk away from us.