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Weekly Devotionals

Relentless Love

Psalm 139: 7-10

Where can I go from Your Spirit?

Or where can I flee from Your presence?

If I ascend into heaven, You are there;

If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.

If I take the wings of the morning,

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

Even there Your hand shall lead me,

And Your right hand shall hold me.

These verses come from a very familiar Psalm of David. What strikes me when I read these verses is that, in his poetic form, David expresses that there is no where that God will not be with him. Even, David declares, if he makes his bed in hell (Sheol in Hebrew), God will be there. David is confident that God will always be by his side.

The same confidence that David expresses that God will never leave him is what Paul writes in his epistle to the church in Rome.

‘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.’ (Romans 8:38-39)

Just like David, Paul poetically declares that nothing in creation can keep the Jesus’ love from us. There is no where to run from the love of God. There is nothing that can separate you from the love of God. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that, because I forget the simplicity of the Gospel. But the Good News is great- there is nothing we can do to earn or deserve God’s love; it will chase us all down. All we need to do is receive it.