“For I am sure 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 all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
In the last few months of Mom’s life, she wanted and needed to be reminded about who she was in Christ and where she was in relation to Christ. I would read the above verses to her often and I’d sing hymns with reminders as well.
She had to be reassured repeatedly that she remained in Christ, despite her circumstances, despite how she felt, despite the false voices telling her otherwise. She was a child of God and could have confidence in that relationship and position.
I have needed to remind myself of where I stand and to whom I belong. This past season has been particularly hard in our family’s lives and it feels sometimes as if the battle around us will cause permanent damage. And, in a way, I guess it has. But it cannot and will not change who we are in our Creator and our Saviour.