Advent 2020: Nothing Can Separate Us by James Robinson
The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid?”
December 21, 2020
Nothing Can Separate Us
How is it going for you during this coronavirus pandemic? Some have planted gardens and some have tried home renovations projects. I have worked on my yard and tried to extend my daily walk to five (5) miles. My sister, Eleanor, sent me a copy of “The Book”, it has made the Bible easy to read. During this period of virtual worship, it has been a source of great joy reading the Bible again. It is amazing what a different interpretation or translation can reveal. My favorite scripture is Psalm 27, but I have found tremendous comfort in Romans 8, the last two (2) verses read:
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger, or threatened with death. No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loves us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t and life can’t. The angels can’t and the demons can’t. Our fears for today and worries for tomorrow, even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
We pray in gratitude for God’s love.
Brother James F. Robinson
Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.
Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.