By: Tim Sader
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)
Last week we learned that we can come to Christ in whatever our current condition maybe and He will do His good work in us. Our song was Jesus I Come by Elevation Worship. Nothing of any size, visible or invisible nor anything in creation can keep God’s love from us and we can only find that love in Christ. Today we will praise with the song In Christ Alone by Owl City. The link to the song is https://youtu.be/xnWw24s5gG8 or search for the song and artist on YouTube. In Christ Alone we find hope, light and strength. He is our song; this cornerstone, our solid ground, firm through our fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease! Our comforter and all in all, here in the love of Christ we stand. Now that I am married to the love of my life I am enjoying life with her like I never have before. That being said this time has also brought about significant changes to both of our lives on so many levels. In general people do not like change and the more challenges we face on a daily basis the harder it is to change. My relationship with my wife is solid and unmoved by these changes. However working through these changes has not been the easiest thing in the world for us to do. For me personally emotions and feelings are not the issue but the changes have had somewhat of a physiological effect on me. I’ve lost weight and have gotten thinner then what I should be and gaining weight feels overwhelming to me at times. The Lord has brought me through being underweight before when my brother passed away and in this storm also I will find my hope In Christ Alone.
Even when we were God’s enemies, living in sin, we were reconciled to Him by the death of His Son. How much more are we saved through His life? We boast in God through our believing in Jesus Christ whom through Him alone we have received reconsiliation (Romans 5:10-11). Nothing in creation can keep us from the love we received when we were reconciled with our creator. Thanks be to our God who has given us victory In Christ Alone (1 Corinthians 15:57). We have the victory over everything in our life that has nothing to do with what Jesus does. As a matter of fact if we are in Christ, we have received a new creation; the old ways of the flesh are gone and the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17). Only in Him can we overcome our old ways because He makes us new through our rebirth. In many churches there are those who come and expect everyone to appear religious on the outside because they don’t want to be persecuted for preaching that In Christ Alone are we saved (Galatians 6:12). People do not want to seem like hypocrites so they show up on Sunday to look good but they hide that they were sinners who needed Christ to be saved. God Himself, the God of peace, sanctifies us through and through. In Him our spirit, soul and bodies are kept blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Christ the Son and God our Father love us and by grace they give us eternal encouragement and good hope. They encourage our hearts and strengthen us in every good deed and word (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17). All glory to Him who alone is God, In Christ our Lord and savior. All glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, in the present and beyond belongs to Him (Jude 1:25). In Christ Alone do we find the love of God which has given us victory in our lives, keeping us blameless for now and beyond forever.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16