And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from Christ’s love. Death can’t and life can’t. The angels can’t and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away - Romans 8:38


I’ve always had kind of a love/hate relationship with the various “super-glues” out there.  How many times have you attempted to repair an object with a “super glue” only to have the glue not work at all on the object, but stick your fingers together like there’s no tomorrow? Then you put the cap back on the tube to “save” the glue for a future job, only to discover a few minutes later that the cap is now glued tighter than the air-lock on the space shuttle!! To be fair, I have occasionally gotten the glue to work perfectly and, “Shhhh, don’t tell Sue but her Christmas candles are super-glued from last year!”


God has another kind of glue. His eternally sticking glue = his unending love for us. God’s glue works once and for all time. That means there’s never a time he stops loving us. There’s never a moment when God neglects us. It means God always does the most loving thing he can do. Oh, and the most loving thing God has done for us is to make a way for us to be saved through Jesus Christ.


The holidays are wonderful, but they are also a challenge to so many who are facing loneliness, disappointment, and loss. They are a challenge for those who have trouble hearing those sacred and powerful words from God the Father; “I love you.” Please hear those words and let them penetrate deeply into your heart and soul knowing that “nothing ever separates us from Christ’s love.”

Dr. John Beck

December 3, 2018