I thought of a woman with upraised arms standing on a bridge in the light as my photograph, but this one caught my eye as we move into the High Holy Days. Jesus is our High Priest, and with the New Year and day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar just ahead, I decided to boldly go to the throne room.
That’s what Jesus died for us to do, have access to the Father, through His death on the cross. That is the love that nothing separates us from now. He made the way. Imagine, walking right through a pure white hallway and asking the Father to do something in His name, Jesus said He would do it for His glory. His, not ours. Remember, He knows every thought and intent of the heart.
And then since Jesus’ sacrifice made us a way to ask. Hebrews explains His priesthood and tells us to be bold, we are no longer slaves to sin but sons and daughters. And then we have the promise of Romans 8:38…..
Nothing separates us from His love.
Not death or life.
Nothing high or low. Seen or unseen.
Not angels, not demons or the devil.
Nothing! Not a thing! Are you persuaded?
No, 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 principalities, 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 8:37-39.
One more time. I like the New Living translation.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
And here’s a link, if you care to compare notes, and I don’t believe I would be adding to His word if I filled in a few things of my own, after all, it says nothing. To me the only thing that separates us is us, by not receiving Him as Lord in the first place or by not following and walking in the Spirit.
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