When in Rome-Week 3

Not to Be Undone

Inseparable: Unable to be separated, parted, or cleaved from another.  Growing up there was that one best friend whom people would say we were “inseparable”; but we are now far from one another and haven’t even talked in years.  It as “inseparable” as it seemed, I guess. 

When we think of things that are inseparable, we think of solid rock formations, bonded steel, or Superman’s grip.  Even these examples, however, fail due to their inherent weaknesses.  Rock can be broken up with the right set of tools or explosives, steel can be cut up or melted down, and even Superman has kryptonite to break his grip.  So, this begs the question of what is truly inseparable?

When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in our hearts, we are made inseparable from Him.  And Paul defines this relationship as such: “…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).‬‬

Now we have a complete picture of what inseparable means.  Not even “angels or demons” could pull us apart.  This is a permanent togetherness that withstands time, life or death, or “anything else in all of creation”. 

Once we have fully accepted our Lord, we are his children forevermore.  He is with us in our joy, our sadness or times of trouble, and also in our successes.   He sees our tears and hears our hopes.  Jesus has us and holds onto us through every storm and every battle.  He knows we are weak and broken, He knows that we are still fallible and capable of sin despite His presence in our lives. Yet, He sticks with us, comforts us, strengthens us, and yes, He forgives us.

Our God; Father, Son, and Spirit has always been there and always will be there for us.  With this knowledge I echo Paul’s question: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans‬ ‭8:31-32‬)‬‬

-Written by Christian Love