If god is for us, who can be against us_Brothers and sisters:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He did not spare his own Son
but handed him over for us all,
how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us.
Who will condemn?
It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised,
who also is at the right hand of God,
who indeed intercedes for us.
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
As it is written:

For your sake we are being slain all the day;
we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.

No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly
through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities,
nor present things, nor future things,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature will be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:31b-39)

In my quest of becoming who God means for me to be, these verses remind me that God loves me.  Indeed, he loves each one of us and all evil has been conquered by Jesus’ death.  This is yet another set of verses to hold on to when in distress or anguish.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God and if God is for us, who can be against us? 

 

Reflection on Romans
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