Wildfires rage up and down the west coast. Polarization rages throughout our nation. The Covid-19 Pandemic rages around the world. This is the reality of human life. And it can be so overwhelming we lose hope. But there is something far more powerful than the painful hope-canceling realities of life. It is Jesus’ faithfulness. 

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

“They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.

We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.”

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. (Romans 8:35-39 The Message)