“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” – Romans 8:37.
In all things…
I like the sound of that. But you may be surprised by what all includes. But I hope your surprise leads to even greater joy and greater peace.
In all things…this certainly includes the Covid-19 pandemic. But that’s not why I find great joy and peace. It certainly includes that, but there is so much more.
Paul tells us that “in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” in verse 37 then Paul describes what he had in mind when he said “all things” in verses 38-39.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in call creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Did you notice the first thing that Paul mentions?
This is a bad word to our world. But it need not be for Christ-followers.
Because God knew that we would all die a physical death, he provides us with a Savior to give us eternal salvation. Death is as normal as life. Death happens to all of us. But to Christ-followers death is not the end. It is merely the gateway to eternal life with the risen Christ. Death is akin to a comma in a story – there is so much more to come.
So what if death is something we no longer fear? How would that impact our lives now? How much more joy and peace would we experience on a daily basis, knowing that each day is a gift from God for us to enjoy God’s goodness and grace because absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God?
I have no death-wish, but I am not afraid of dying. I will do my part to do God’s bidding while I am here, and I will do my part to steward the health and life God has given me. But death doesn’t scare me. Covid-19 got nothing on God’s grace and goodness!
In all things…Yes, even death, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Doesn’t that make you feel better already?