It is only natural that we try to compute God's love with human love.
I mean, it is all that we know.
At the same time - God's love much higher and broader and deeper than any love that we can produce in the natural.
That's what we are looking at this evening as we close out Romans 8 - looking at verses 38,39.
Paul writes: For I am convinced (I know this not only intellectually but I know it experientially in my heart) 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 (we will specifically unpack each one of these - this evening), will be able to separate (violently tear from, to completely divide) us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Wonderful words of assurance.
God's agape love never ends; it is not fickle or waning or changeable or whimsical.
Jeremiah 31:3 says, "I have loved you with an everlasting glove; therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness."
Our emotions can change form day to day based upon our mood swings or the condition of our health or many other factors.
Jesus however, is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
His love never, ever changes.
Can I share with you this? God has a "crazy love" for you.
God is for you.
If you were a skier in the Olympics, God is cheering your run. Look at the finish line - that's God applauding your steps.
Are you too tired to continue? God will carry you.
God is for you.
His love is eternal.
If God carried a wallet - your picture would be in it.
God has your birthday circled on his calendar.
Nothing can separate you from that love.
Rest in that today, my dear friends.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.