Monday, July 23, 2012


Who shall separate us from the love of Jesus Christ,
the love revealed upon the cross when he was sacrificed?
Shall tribulation, persecution, famine, or distress,
or any kind of hardship, peril, sword, or nakedness?
No, no! In all these things we're more than conquerors through him
who loves us and whose love is the one light that will not dim.

For I like Paul am sure that neither death itself nor life,
nor angels, principalities, nor any kind of strife,
nor things at hand, nor things to come, nor powers, depth, nor height,
nor anything in all creation shall have strength or might
to separate us from the love of God in Christ our Lord.
        That is my faith, the truth of which by grace I am assured.

(by Richard Stoll Armstrong, based on Romans 8:35-39. NRSV)

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