Every time I read this, my heart becomes full and my eyes water. Tears stream down my face because of what a beautiful God He is. That He has me tightly snatched in His hand and nothing can take me away from Him. That His love is greater than the greatest hero & romance story.
Tears fall because He’s rescued me and has gone to great lengths to do so. He’s suffered and bled for me and He’s the most beautiful, glorious Being we can know. Tears pour from my eyes knowing that the power of His love is preserving me, and that the weakness of my sin will not cause Him to turn away from me, ever.
I was His before the foundation of the world, that I will be His all my life and I will still be His when this world passes away. His love is strong and His salvation is sure.
Once you’ve been rescued by Him, rescued forever you will be.✨
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.