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June 22, 2021: Unconditional Love

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:38–39, KJV).

I joined a book club in the summer of 2020. The book, Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers, is a Christian novel based on the biblical account of Hosea. As I read how many times the husband took back his wife, who willingly left him time and again to take up prostitution, I continuously questioned why he stayed married to her. This particular verse kept reminding me about God’s love for us—an unconditional and redeeming love that nobody can comprehend, not even the heavenly angels.

If a husband is willing to accept and embrace his wife to that extent, it is no surprise that God does the same and much more for us. It is reassuring to know that we can always count on His love, as undeserving as we are. Our good Father is always ready to forgive and take us back, no matter what we have done.

God loves us so much that He gave His Son to die on the cross for us. All we must do is accept Him and lay everything at His feet. He invites us to openly talk to Him, not holding anything back, and He will do the rest. What a wonderful Savior!

Abba, You are a good Father. Thank You that nothing can ever separate us from Your love. Amen.

Sabine Thomas-Belizaire is a member of the Beltsville church in Maryland.