No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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 8:37-39 NIV

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Nothing Can Separate

A 2023 Leger poll in Quebec shows a challenge for separatists in that province – it’s mostly older Quebecois who support the sovereignty movement. Young voters no longer drive it as they did 30 and 40 years ago. Almost half of the voters between the ages of 18 and 34 are against sovereignty; 31 percent are in favour. It is probably worth noting the last Quebec referendum was in 1995, before many in this cohort were born.

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I love watching YouTube videos of people in military service surprising loved ones when they return home early from serving overseas. It is obvious that the love they have for their boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, parents or children hasn’t diminished through all they have faced, whether in battle or a peacekeeping mission, no matter how dangerous or challenging. If human love cannot be affected by such things, certainly God’s love cannot. The apostle Paul understood this and writes, in Romans 8:37-39: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.” There is a lot in life that comes our way that one would think would prevent God’s love from reaching us. Paul had faced many of these – beyond anything that you and I will face in our lives and our walk with Jesus. He knew that there was never a time that God’s love didn’t carry him – and it won’t for you either.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley