“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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 8:37-39
Often in our lives of school, work, home life, and every other outside activity that we pursue, we are faced with challenges. I know right now, as a student especially, this is the busiest time of the year as we make that last push towards the end of the school year and into summertime. I am often overwhelmed trying to balance many of my priorities and goals with the buzzing stress that accompanies the end of a school year. In those times I am drawn to the Word of God. Here Paul is addressing the Roman Christians in a chapter full of encouragement, bringing to light two very important concepts: the love of God and the people we are in His love. He claims in everything we face, whether that be hardships like the Romans faced, stress, anxiety, depression, being crazy busy, or just needing some extra strength to get through the day, we are more than conquerors. I’d be crazy to tell you that we can just “will ourselves” through these things. We alone are not strong enough to endure all that comes our way– we need more. Thankfully for us we have a God that loves us more than we can conceptualize here on earth, walking with us through our daily lives. His love is enough to sustain us, and when we accept it, Paul writes that nothing in all creation can separate us from that love. We will spend the rest of eternity in the love of the Creator, through this challenging, yet temporary life and into the next.
Junior Blake Prewitt
- SCS High School Teachers: Christy Fitzwater, Rachel Handley, Michelle Henderson, Ryan O’Rourke, Hannah Silvey, Jeff Snyder, Micah Tinkham, Lindsey Vander Ark, Jim Venman
- Mother’s Day!
- Pray that we might grow in our appreciation of the price that Jesus paid for the forgiveness of our sins. and in our understanding of the depth of his love for us.
- Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.