The Answer to the Crisis of the Day
It seems like every day now we’re hearing of some crisis — real or imagined — that is going to cause hard times to fall upon us. Some of these things may very well come to pass, many others are likely to never happen.
Those in power in this world want us to be afraid of everything, because a person who is terrified all the time is not likely to be thinking clearly, and that makes that person much more compliant to control. In fact, those powers want you to be so worried about everything that you start thinking that God doesn’t love you or want to help you! If you’re worried enough, you’ll let earthly powers force you to do anything in order to survive.
The Apostle Paul eloquently dictated the book of Romans to Tertius, who wrote down these words that today’s Christians should keep in mind when faced with the next crisis du jour. There’s only one thing that counts and will never vary; God’s love for us.
“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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