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
I enjoy watching my niece Grace and her parents walk hand-in-hand-in-hand when we’re out. It’s easy strolling until they make their way to the parking lot, where they instruct her to hold tightly to their hands. Sometimes she does, holding on as tightly as a two-year-old can hold. If she trips over a pot hole or loses her footing, she won’t fall because her parents have a tight grip on her. Tighter than her grip on them.
That is a beautiful picture of what it’s like to walk with God. There are times when it feels like a lovely stroll through the zoo, surrounded by family and friends. Times are good and all is well as we hold on to Him and He holds on to us.
Then the tough times come. The ground becomes uneven and our steps aren’t sure. Rocks cause us to stumble. Someone we love becomes ill. A spouse leave. A job is lost. And even though we may have been holding on as tightly as we could, we would hit the ground if God weren’t holding onto us.
This is the promise we have in Christ: nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. His grip is strong, and nothing that this life throws our way can ever make Him let go.
WOW! What an awesome God we serve. I’m so thankful that He has a grip on me.