Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Love that will not let me go...

One year my Daddy, Eston Willis, who was a wonderful Bible teacher, led a small Bible study in our home. Each week, we would gather, open in prayer, open our Bibles, and he would begin by quoting the same Scripture, Romans 8:1, at least seven times before we began...There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Something about the repetition of those God-breathed words moved God’s Truth from my head to my heart. The eighth chapter of Romans begins with “no condemnation” and ends with “no separation”… For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord—Romans 8:38-39

The verdict is final.
The case is never going to be re-tried—irrevocable. On that we can rest—we are accepted on the basis of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.


Take a few minutes
 to enjoy the Gaither Vocal Band’s rendition of the classic hymn by George Mattheson, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go...

O Love that will not let me go
I rest my weary soul in Thee
I give Thee back the life I owe
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be
O Love, that will not let me go.

O Joy, that seekest me through pain
I cannot close my heart to Thee
I trace the rainbow through the rain
And feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be
O Love, that will not let me go.
O Cross, that liftest up my head
I dare not ask to fly from Thee
I lay in dust life's glory dead
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be
O Love, that will not let me go.
 
 

Was this encouraging to you? Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, I'd love to hear from you!

day 28 of 31 days of encouragement...

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I LOVE that: "The eighth chapter of Romans begins with “no condemnation” and ends with “no separation”" :) I have never noticed that before so THANK YOU for pointing it out!
    Blessings, Sarah Travis

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment, and for posting the link on your Facebook page. I am so thankful that others are blessed when I share what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has used to encourage me :)

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  2. I studied Romans all of last year in a Community Bible Study class, and it has truly changed my faith, inside and out! I'm pretty sure you've quoted my 3 favorite verses. "The verdict is final." Gave me goosebumps. Bravo!

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    1. Kristin, I LOVE your enthusiastic encouragement! Romans is such a special book to me, so many ah-ha moments in these precious words of life. Thank you so much for taking time to share your enthusiasm with me!

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