E-votional – The Question
March 22, 2001
“What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us? . . . Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? . . .  "
-- Romans 8:31,35
This morning, as Casey is trying to talk with me, this passage posed the question what does it mean for me to love my daughter.  More than that, what would ever separate me from loving her.  To up the ante, I have to admit that through my imagination, I can hear her say "Daddy" as she says "addy" among other things.  What could ever separate my love from her?
Hear the Good News, God loves us so much that absolutely nothing separates the love he feels for us.  This passage is so simple to read, but how hard is it to believe?
"For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
As for me, I am sure that nothing will separate me from the Love I have for Casey.  Makes me wonder, how much more is the Love that comes from God.
As she smiles, I melt, as she talks, I listen.  You, Lord, to know You love me, to know You care about me, and my life is so astonishing, for I am just a simple person who if anything has brought complication to my life.  But anyway, You love me as someone special.  I don't know that I have any cause to be special, with the exception that you paid the ultimate price for me.  The words I have from Paul, they are easy to hear, but at times they are hard to believe.  As You work in my life, help me to live with the passion and exuberance that comes with knowing that You love me so much.   Thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.