"God, In Love, Ruling Over Us" - Romans 8:28-39 - (August 2, 2020 - 9th Sunday in Pentecost)
Nothing can separate you from the love of Christ. Paul makes it a point of reminding us that even though we live among the ruins of sin in the world and in our own lives, that Christ's death and resurrection restores the ruined world to God. We are given new life; forgiven life. He teaches us that a new perspective to view our suffering world, one in which we can be sure that in spite of the those things in our lives which seem to separate us from God, or make us think that God has abandoned us, that in the midst of the pain is Christ resurrection glory .... which is eternally ours. In it we can see that it is not Christ who is with us, but we who are called to be in Christ.