I Rest My Case! ~ June 18

I Rest My Case!

It’s pretty convincing, too!

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

Like the closing arguments of an attorney at the end of a trial, Paul really pounds home his point in this last verse of chapter eight of his letter to the church at Rome. I can almost see him standing before a jury of twelve, straining forward with a look of determination as he recites the words in this verse. It’s pretty convincing, too!

I have tested the presence and patience of God; I have ignored it, denied it, and tried to pretend He wasn’t there, yet I could always feel His presence. There have been times in my life when, even though I did not deserve it, He has shown Himself to me in wondrous ways. In spite of me, in spite of my failure to love Him, in spite of my walking arm-in-arm with demons of all type; He stayed with me; His love never wavering; His arms ever reaching to hold me. He would allow nothing to separate me from Him.

I rest my case.



  1. kaykuala said

    Well said, Charles! Whatever calling or creed God the merciful forgives when one prostrates in humility before Him! Great reminder!


  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    How awesome is that!!!

  3. Faye said

    No one can love us like that but God. I second Sherry’s statement!

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