Arbtirary thoughts on nearly everything from a modernist poet, structural mathematician and functional programmer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


God just pointed out to me a (sort of) new interpretation of Romans 8:35-39:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or the sword? As it is written:
"for your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that 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.

I guess it's not so much a new interpretation as it is a new revelation. Once we have tasted of that love. Once we feel that deep bittersweet longing so acutely-- so much more acutely than the bitter sehnsucht we as humans are cursed with-- it is impossible to forget it. Try as our heart might, and despite any laziness, or any apathy, or hardship or distractions, something will always bring that love back into our heart, and like the eager bride before her wedding, we shake with excitement.

God's faithfulness is amazing. It's so incredible how he seeks us despite everything. If only I could consistently nurture that relationship, instead of getting apathetic, I would see more of the amazing things I've seen...

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