My Musings – If the cross is not enough to convince you of God’s love, and it should be, these verses should blow you away. Friends may abandon you when you times are difficult and you are in need (trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, sword – the list is not exhaustive). But God won’t.
It’s not that these things won’t happen. They will. But, He loved us before, He will love us “in,” and He will love us through them. For “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.” Sounds pretty all-inclusive to me! No room for, “but what about this.” There is no “this” that the above does not cover. The only “fine print” is “anything else in all creation.” That leaves only the Godhead (not in creation) as a possible exception. But even “if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13, NIV 1984).
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Even that screams the incomprehensibility of God’s love for His children. Not just conquerors (one who is victorious), more than conquerors. How can one be more than a conqueror? They cannot. It merely underscores the fact that no love can be more than the love God has for us. Love does indeed conquer all, if it’s the love of God.
“Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made; were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.” (The Love of God ~ Frederick M. Lehman 1917).
My Advice – Don’t pass up this love. No better deal will come around. Now is the day of salvation.