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Nothing Can Separate

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 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.On any given Sunday, I might sit by a millionaire or a homeless person.

On one Sunday at my church, I filled the gap between an extremely wealthy businessman and a man transitioning from prison. The worlds of separation for the two were monumental. One man’s position afforded him everything he wanted. The other man’s situation left him destitute and reliant on others to provide for his basic needs. Yet they both sat on either side of me and focused on the same things: worshipping, giving back, and expressing their gratefulness to a loving God.  

I feel privileged to serve a God who lets nothing separate us from Him. No matter what our position in life—wealth, poverty, sickness, or health—we serve a loving God who anxiously awaits us with open arms. Whether we fall away, deny Him, or cling to Him in humbleness, He waits to express a fondness for His creation. The past, present, or future doesn’t change His love, which became sacrificial in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection—a sacrifice that forever ends our separation and reveals the ultimate expression of God’s love for His creation.   

Life is full of different experiences and continual transitions. Some of us may find ourselves with it all while others struggle to meet their basic needs. But regardless of what life brings us, we will never be separated from a loving God.

Take a moment to thank God for His unconditional love for you.

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Tonya Cotto

Tonya Cotto is a writer, blogger, and teacher. She is a wife of twenty-three years and a mother of three adult children. She has a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. Tonya is passionate about serving Christ and discipling others through Bible studies and mentorship.