"In Thy Tender Care" © Kathy Lawrence LDS ART.com
Nothing Can Separate You From God's Love
Even if all the demons in hell were to join forces and line up side by side and pull with all their might, they still would not be strong enough to pull you from the almighty grip of Your Heavenly Father's strong hands.
No power in all the universe is stronger than the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ our Savior.
Jesus Christ said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one." (John 10:27-30)
We can completely trust every word that Jesus spoke for this is what St. Peter wrote about Him: "Christ committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth” ~(1 Peter 2:22)
St. Paul wrote in the book of Romans 8:35-39:
"Who then can ever keep Christ’s love from us?
When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore?
And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?
No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day—we are like sheep awaiting slaughter;
but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ
who loved us enough to die for us.
For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.
Death can’t, and life can’t.
The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away.
Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—
high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—
nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us."
Those are powerful promises, as valid today as they were two thousand years ago when they were first penned by the apostle who faced death at the hands of a cruel Roman emperor who considered the killing of Christians an exciting sporting event.
As I read the Gospels and epistles of the New Testament and consider what the early church suffered in its love for Jesus Christ, and yet how faithful those servants of God remained to Him despite overwhelming trials, I think how else could they have remained so loyal to Christ but by the Almighty hand of God!
He was entirely faithful to keep them in His love, to keep them from falling away no matter how much they were persecuted and opposed by their enemies, spiritual and human.
St. Jude wrote, "And He is able to keep you from slipping and falling away, and to bring you, sinless and perfect, into His glorious presence with mighty shouts of everlasting joy."
"And now—all glory to him who alone is God, who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord; yes, splendor and majesty, all power and authority are his from the beginning..."~(Jude 1:24-a)
~Yes, praise our almighty God! No matter what battle we may be struggling with today,
our God is able to bring us out of it victoriously. For He will never fail or forsake us!
"He keeps every promise forever."~(Psalm 146:6)
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your assurance that nothing can ever separate us from You once we have accepted Christ as our Savior and Lord.
Thank You for Your amazing love that sacrificed Your only Son for our sins so You could clothe us with His righteousness.
We acceptYour beautiful gift of Your precious Son Jesus Christ into our hearts and desire to live for You and be clothed evermore with His righteousness.
We ask You to take all our sins away forever as far as the east is from the west.
And we thank You for doing this.
Thank You for making us new creatures in Christ that can never be separated from Your holy love.
Thank You for filling us with Your Spirit.
We Love You, Lord.
In Jesus name. Amen.
Unto The Least of These, Nothing Can Ever Separate You From God's Love © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved. Illustration by © Kathy Lawrence, LDS ART.com