I am sure that you are thinking about Thanksgiving this week: family, friends, food, time off from school ... the Lions. As I think of things that I am thankful for, tops on the list are the truths contained in these last verses of Romans 8.
If God is for us, who can be against us? … 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.
As we walk the path that God has laid for us, paths often strewn with disappointment, hurt, hardship, temptation, etc … my prayer for each of us this Thanksgiving is that we would find an anchor beyond our circumstances in these precious promises of our Lord. As Paul puts it in his marvelous prayer for the Ephesians, that we “would know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge (Eph 3:19).”
Join us next Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, as we gather as a community to give thanks to God for “the good” that he has been woking in our lives this year!