Last week, Big John said something that has stuck in my head all week. He talked about how earthly parents are limited in how much they can do for their children.
They want to take away pain, but there is only so much they can do to relieve their children’s suffering. They want to save them from trouble, but – again – they have limits. But our God is not limited!
Romans 8:31-39 tells us about the everlasting love of our heavenly Father:
What then shall we say to these things? 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 with Him graciously give us all things?Romans 8:31-32
What powerful and humbling questions!
He goes on to tell us more about that love:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?Romans 8:35
Any of those things would be enough to thwart me as an earthly Father. Again, I – as all earthly fathers are – am limited. But our Father is not! Look at the answer to all of these questions:
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:37-39
That’s good news! And that never ending, never stopping, never failing, never giving-up love of our God and Savior is what we are singing about this Sunday!
These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:
Here are our songs:
- Trading My Sorrows –
- Love Moved First –
- Scripture References / Inspiration for the Song: Luke 15:11-32, Romans 5:8, 1 John 4:8, John 1:14, John 14:6, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:6-7, Ephesians 2:4-5, John 8:31-38, Romans 6:20-22, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, John 3:16, Matthew 1:21, Philippians 2:5-11, Philippians 3:12-16
- Jesus Loves Me –
- Scripture References / Inspiration for the Song: Luke 15, Luke 19:10, Romans 6:6, Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 2:1-2, Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 10:11, 1 John 2:28, Psalm 139:7-12, Romans 5:6-8, Romans 8:37-39, Galatians 2:20, Psalm 39:3, Luke 9:23-26, Luke 14:25-33, John 1:4-5, 1 Peter 2:9, Psalm 8:3, Ezekiel 14:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, 2 Corinthians 5:15, 1 Peter 1:3
- Who You Say I Am –
- (invitation) Come As You Are –
If gathering in person, please remember that masks are recommended and that we need to remain vigilant in our social distancing measures. Continue to pray for those who are sick – not just our members but all those around the world.