“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, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 8:38-39
© 2016 Lynn Abbott
Jesus knows heartbreak and grief sometimes cloud our faith. Like Mary on that dark Sunday morning after the crucifixion, at times we feel lost and alone.
Yet, our Savior gently calls.
And as we cry, “Rabboni!”– we see light filling the horizon.
Indeed, we call, “Abba, Father!” For with Christ’s resurrection, we receive His grace by faith. Through Christ, the Sovereign of all has adopted us as His children (Romans 8:15).
There is now no condemnation (Romans 8:1) for by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah reminds us, “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried…” (Isaiah 53:4a).
His scars make our hearts whole, (Isaiah 53:10-11).
Now, we simply await our resurrection transformation, (Romans 8:23).
Yes, in life’s valleys, we grieve.
But Grace bestows hope.
Indeed, out of great grief, Great Grace called us. And He assures us, “… I am with you always…”