We Are Loved
“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 or 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.”
How can we be sure that God loves us? Well, if these verses are not enough to convince you, let’s take a look back in time. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden, along with the consequence of their sin (separation from God), sin entered the human nature. We became ‘sinners’ by nature and were only made right with God through faith in Him and through a substitutionary sacrifice to pay for our sins. Yet God, from the beginning of time already had a master plan to fix humanities mess. God in His great love, sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to be that sacrifice for us, to take our sins on His shoulders and in doing so, restored the broken communion between man and God.
The wages of our sins is death. The author and creator of life has to hold us accountable for the things we do wrong. The same is in our lives. That’s why we have the law, lawyers, courts and jails. Yet when Jesus came and died for us, He became the payment for our sins. Instead of us having to pay or get punished for our sins, He took it for us. He said ‘don’t punish them, punish me!!’ This sacrifice that Jesus made cannot be matched, can never be rivalled, is final and is for us. Moreover, it is for this reason, that we can have full assurance and confidence that we are loved by God. If He loved us that much to send us His Only Son… then surely we are loved. In addition, if Jesus Himself laid down His life for us even though He knew we would sin, then surely we are seriously, radically and unbelievably loved. You are loved! We are loved! And nothing can separate us from that! What Jesus did is unbreakable, un-changeable and eternal.