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May 12, 2017, 9:21 AM

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

Sometimes in life, often due to our own actions or circumstances, we encounter the feeling that God does not love us, or that his love is somehow less than it has been or could be.  

Nothing could be farther from the truth.  

I saw an illustration of the unbreakable nature of God’s love that I want to share with you.

A pastor took two pieces of lumber, each about a 3 feet long, while 1.5 inches deep and 3.75 inches wide, and said that one board represents us and the other represents God’s love.  He then held the boards far apart and said that when we sin or when the circumstances of life come crashing down around us, that we feel we are far from God’s love.  

To demonstrate how unbreakable and inseparable God’s love is for us, the pastor then took a piece of Iron, about 1/4 of an inch thick and 2 inches wide while being just short of 3 feet long and said it the iron represented Christ.  He  placed the iron bar between the two boards.  He then attached the two boards with screws around the perimeter of the metal sandwiched inside.  When he was done with the screws he wrapped the boards in duct tape, and held it up for us all to see.  

I got the point...did you?

Nothing was going to break that bond or those boards.  

Our feelings often lie to us.  Our perception of reality is often skewed.  If we want to experience a joyful, stable, courageous Christian life, we must believe by faith that God loves us and will never leave us.  

God loves you no matter what based not he clear and reliable promises of His Word.   

The battle to continue to believe in God’s love, NO MATTER WHAT, is the real battle ground of faith in the Christian life.  

Strive not to sin.  Strive to obey His calling in your life.  But both of these are made more possible by the faithful believing that God’s love is UNBREAKABLE.