2022 07 22

Good morning.

Like Paul, we are all flawed and have messy pasts. Paul had a scandalous past. He was once known for ruthlessly persecuting and murdering Christians. Yet his past could not separate him from God’s love, and neither can ours.

He wrote: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38‭-‬39)

There is no failure, mistake, desire, or addiction that can separate us from God’s love.

Sometimes words aren’t enough to express how incredible this is. The God of the universe truly loves us. He knows our deepest longings, imperfections, and weaknesses, and He still chooses to love us.

What’s more, God is not ashamed of our past either. No matter where we are or what we’ve done, He meets us at our level. God guides us through life in a way that strengthens us and makes us whole. He uses our story to encourage others to experience His love. Just as we see Paul’s past as evidence of God’