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"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."
Romans 8:39



I'm thinking that the "power in the sky above or in the earth below" may mean angels or demons.  And yeah, I'm not really too worried about any spiritual being dragging me away from God.  They are more powerful than me so I may lose my grip but God's pretty strong.  I think He's got me.

What calms my soul is the "nothing in all creation."  Because if I'm completely honest, it would only be my own human nature, my own flesh, that would separate me from God's love.  And when I consider that he even keeps me from destroying my own soul by separating myself from Him, I am comforted.  

Today, this day after Easter, tradition holds that Jesus was risen and walking among the crowds.  Hundreds reported seeing him.  "Wasn't that the guy that the Romans supposedly killed this weekend?  What's he doing at Starbucks?!"  That makes me smile.  Because I know Jesus was hanging out with the dregs of society know that he had them.  Nothing could take them away.  He was fully confident in His own victory and His own love.  And I can be as well.


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