Psalm 103:15-17 & Romans 8:31-39

The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s  Psalm 103:15-17

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

‘For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’[j]

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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 8:31-39

“BUT ...”“The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. BUTfrom everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him ... ”- from Psalm‬ ‭103“BUT GOD ...” The cross - the great “but” at the centre of history - stops even death in its tracks & says “But God!”“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”- from Romans‬ ‭8We may stumble & fail, the world may be shaken BUT GOD is faithful.Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. God bless you 😊Lesley & Graham Graham’s next reflection will be on Monday. See you on Sunday!

Posted by Holy Trinity Church Frome on Thursday, 13 August 2020