My world was rocked this week. Like, REALLY rocked. There are people out there walking through the blackest valley conceivable and the only thing we can do for them is fall flat on our faces and cry out to God. There are few moments in life when the thin veil clouding our perception of evil is slashed, and we have the grave opportunity to witness it. Oh, it is so easy to despair.
For I am sure that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Nor anything else in all creation!!! Not an economic crisis, not famine, not disease, not mental illess, not abuse, not addiction...NOTHING can stand between us and the deep, awesome, rich, full, magnificent love of Christ. There is no wounded heart that He can't heal, no life he can't put back together, no misdeed he can't reconcile.
Praise the Lord that today we have every reason NOT to despair, but to place our hope in the amazing work of Christ. He is risen! He is risen indeed!