Romans 8:38-39 – 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, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A few weeks ago we watched the great ice storm of 1998 wreak havoc in eastern and central Canada. No-one was immune. People were forced to invent ways to get a cup of hot water for that cup of coffee on a cold night or simply to stay warm. With all the money and technology at man's disposal, not even Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, could have devised a plan to stop the freezing rain. Man was brought down to a lowly place of total helplessness, until God in His infinite love and mercy intervened. Finally there was a breakthrough. The rain ceased, the temperatures rose and the ice started melting. Praise God for His love and mercy toward us, even toward those who refuse to glorify Him as God.

They say that another storm is coming soon that will be worse than the last. But what about the even greater eternal storm, the wrath of The Most High God being poured out on those who refuse to acknowledge and glorify Him as God? Take time for a spiritual inventory to determine what your security in life is resting on. Write down everything that you hold dearest to your heart. Then strike off the ones that can be taken away from you by circumstances beyond your control. If you are not firmly rooted and standing on the solid rock of faith in Jesus Christ, you are on shaky ground. You will be beaten about by the storms. Remember that we have the assurance from scripture that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Let's be ready when the storms of life come. Like the eagle, let us use the storms to rise and soar to higher ground, closer to God in the heavens. Keep the skyward look.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for your great love and mercy toward us. Help us to see where we have allowed other things to take your place of devotion in our lives. Give us humble repentant hearts that our lives will glorify your name. Amen.

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Norma Maloney
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

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