Context: When this little prayer arrived yesterday, I scribbled it down, then had to get up early to go into town. My aim was to tackle my most feared department store lift (see yesterday’s blog).
After four rides in 2 different lifts, I was absolutely exhausted. During the afternoon and evening, I fell asleep repeatedly whilst working on the morning’s notes, not finishing work on them until after 11.30pm. Here is the result:
Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:39; NLT).
Nothing comes between us, Lord,
And nothing blocks our way.
We share unbroken unity;
We walk, and talk, and pray.
Our friendship has no start, no end
On earth, in heaven above,
In mind or heart, in life or death:
For we are one in love.
You …are complete through your union with Christ
(Colossians 2:10; NLT).
Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him (Philippians 3:8-9; NLT).
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11; NLT).
ou are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me (John 15:15; NLT).
Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8; NLT).
Those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life (John 5:24; NLT).
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine (Song of Songs 6:3; NIV).