Over Holy Week we relived the events of Easter, exploring them using our imagination and senses. Having done so, we’re left with a question, what is their significance?
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
If Jesus was raised to new life, he is alive still. And if Jesus is alive, he continues to love and support us – his friends and family. One of the ways he shows this is through interceding for us before his Father, claiming us as his and seeking his Father’s work on our behalf.
Thank you Jesus that your love for us is so strong that nothing can separate us from you!