For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor authorities, 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 8:39
Let’s make a list of things that cannot separate us from God’s love, the love that He has shown us through Jesus:
Death — will not move us away from God’s love, instead it will be what brings us into His presence. The moment that everyone fears is turned into an occasion of joy for God’s children.
Life — Whatever circumstances we face. From daily chores to great tasks, from moments of happiness to times of persecution. Anything we might experience cannot undo God’s love for us.
Angels — Spiritual beings, with more powers and strength than us, are not capable of turning God’s love away from us.
Authorities — Whether this means spiritual authorities, such as demons, or earthly ones the result is the same. Neither can move us away from the love of our Father.
The present — cannot thwart God’s love. Culture, nations, history, all of them are under God’s control and His love for us is unaffected by anything that happens.
The future — Again, as God’s children we look forward with enthusiasm to being with Him forever. His love will be even more powerful and visible
Height — Places that are high or lifted up, and…
Depth — The deepest parts of the earth or sea. No matter where we are, God’s love stays with us.
Anything in all of creation — Just to make this very clear, nothing that has been created can separate us from God’s love. Nothing. God’s love is enduring, eternal, and powerful. Nothing can separate us!