HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Romans 8:35
The seasons change; the time is shortened; the end draws near. All the more, I rejoice in and repeat Paul’s victorious challenge — “Who shall separate me from the love of Christ?”
Perhaps He will loosen His hand-grasp of me in the Valley of the Shadow of death — when I go through the flood. Nay, death cannot separate me.
Perhaps my moods that vary from day to day, my constantly recurring temptations, and my never-ending needs, will weary out His vast patience at length. Nay, life cannot separate me.
Perhaps the spirits of darkness with their deceits will snatch me from His keeping. Or else the sons of light with their nobler service will withdraw His regard from me. It is impossible. Angels and principalities and powers cannot separate me.
Perhaps the demands I make on Him, and will continue to make to my latest hour, must limit His kindness and revoke His promises. It is a vain fear. Things present and things to come cannot separate me.
Perhaps my foolish exaltations of myself and my faithless despondencies will send Him, disappointed, wearied, despairing, from my side. I need not be afraid. Height and depth cannot separate me!
Is there anything, then, in Heaven or earth or Hell, that will remove Him from me, and will banish me from His presence and grace? No, no, there is not any creature. God’s love in Jesus Christ is always watchful and always sufficient. It is the same yesterday and today and forever!