Today’s blog comes from Joan Floyd, a dear friend of mine who died of cancer 12 years ago this week. She was my mentor, my ministry shepherd, and my dear friend. Her impact on my life and on the lives of others around her is still being felt. The following words were written in a message she wrote for our Bible Study class covering Romans 8:31-39.
Can anything ever separate us from God's love? What if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have problems? Can anything, then, ever separate us from His love? Does that include cancer? Really?
Paul answers those questions by emphatically stating that nothing or no one can ever separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).