No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NLT)
This verse contain one of the most comforting promises in all Scripture. Believers have always had to face hardships in many forms: persecution, illness, imprisonment, and even death. These sometimes cause them to fear that they have been abandoned by Christ. But Paul exclaims that it is impossible to be separated from Christ. His death for us is proof of his unconquerable love. Nothing can separate us from Christ’s constant presence with us. God tells us how great his love is so that we will feel totally secure in him. If we believe these overwhelming assurances, we will not be afraid. (Tyndal Study Bible)
I was listening to the radio, yes again. The commentator was telling a story about mission work in deepest Africa, back in the day. He said they went so deep into the Forest’s some of the communities they met, have never had any contact with the outside world. He made an observation. All these people knew there is more to this world. There is something out there. They described it as spirits. A higher power they said. They all had different ways of calling on those spirits. Chanting sacrifices and much more. We have all that and more through Jesus.
When they got told about Jesus, they could relate to this. Faith is believing something you can’t touch and feel. They have done that for many years before. Know it’s easier for us to understand because God inspired people to write His Word the Bible. We have access to it even on our mobile phones these days. It’s with us all the time.
“Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Wow, what a promise. Despite all I have done or who I am, Jesus loves us.
The more I read this scripture, the more humbled I am. What I feel with that, is a deep sense of gratitude. I feel privileged.
“ Lord Jesus I thank You for all the feelings above. I am in debt to You. Show me, Lord, how I can reach and touch people who don’t know Your way. In Jesus name. Amen.”