"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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 8:38-39
I am a blessed man! God has given me so much in this life, and I am truly thankful. I have family and friends. I have health. I have a job. When I really take time to think about it, I have more…more than I don't have. Sometimes, I wonder though, if I didn't have…family, friends, health, a job…would I still have an attitude of thanksgiving??? The most important thing I have is GOD'S LOVE through JESUS CHRIST! It is not based on how good I am or how much I have attained or anything else that I can or can't do. GOD'S LOVE for me is based on Him and based on the sacrifice His Son made for me. I can't be good enough to increase His love, and I can't be bad enough to decrease His love. Romans 8:38-39 says it all. Nothing "will be able to separate us from the LOVE OF GOD that is in CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD." Job understood that kind of love. In Job 1 and 2, we find that Job loses everything but his life. He loses his family. He loses his workers. He loses his animals and all his earthly possessions. He even loses his health. But Job's attitude of thanksgiving never wavered. In Job 1:21, he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised." I am thankful for GOD'S LOVE! In this life, I may lose everything else, but I will never lose GOD'S LOVE! I am thankful for that!!!