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March 14, 2019

“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 8:38-39


My son is in AP Physics and he is learning all kinds of equations and formulas.  Of course, there is the famous E=mc2, but there are others as well.  For example, force equals the product of mass and acceleration (F=ma).  Or to calculate speed, you multiply distance and time (speed = dt).  I like equations and formulas because they imply structure and certainty.  While you may try to argue with the policeman when they pull you over, physics says that your speed is indeed greater than the speed limit.


However, while the physical world around us obeys what we know as the laws of physics, our lives on the other hand are anything but structured and certain.  We can try to make them that way, but the reality is we cannot control what happens to us now or in the future.  So where do we turn to find certainty in a chaotic world?


Recently I bought a ring engraved with G>ʌv.  While not an academic mathematical equation or formula, its meaning is much more certain.  God is greater than the highs and lows.  It is a loose interpretation of Romans 8:39 and for me, it reminds me that there is nothing in this crazy, chaotic life that will ever separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus.  No matter what happens to me or what I may do.  No matter how well I follow His commandments or how much money I have.  Whether I am at the top of my career or at the bottom of the barrel, God’s love through Christ Jesus is eternal. And when I place my hope and trust in Jesus, I find certainty in a world that constantly throws me curveballs.


As Christians trusting in and saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, let us remember that while life can be crazy and chaotic, our future hope in Jesus’ finished work on the cross is certain and secure. Let us remember that God is indeed greater than ALL things. 


 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1



Dear God, help us to put our trust and hope in you to get us through this life until we are home with you.  Amen.


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