No Height, Nor Depth

Romans 8:38-39 (King James Version)

38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Mount Everest is 29,082 feet high. There are 5,082 feet in a mile, so Mt. Everest the highest mountain on earth is 5.5 miles high.

Did you know that there are mountains under the sea that are 7 miles high? The Mariana Trench in the North Pacific Ocean plummets down 7 miles. I’m just astounded to think of mountains under the sea, and they are taller than the ones we can see!

A submersible set down under the Gulf of Mexico found lakes of methane under the sea. Lakes under the sea that the submersible bounced off of and could not explore.  Simply amazing.

The moon is 238,857 miles away from earth. The sun is 92,955,887.6 miles from earth.

It’s too much to wrap your mind around. When I walk a mile for exercise, I inevitably think to myself, “Who invented a mile? It’s just ridiculously far. Come on already! Aren’t I there yet?”

“No depth. No height can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.”

That is quite a statement when you think about how far away things can be from each other. And these are easy to look up stats. There are galaxies being mapped every day, and lists and lists of distances could be cobbled together. How far from this star to that? How far to the edge of the universe?

I think sometimes people feel far away from God. They think there are incalculable miles, light years even between them and the Lord. But that just isn’t so. We just have to  humble our hearts and say out loud, “God?”

That’s it. Just call out to him. He will hear you. He’s just a heartbeat away. Nothing can separate us.

Nothing. No. Thing.  Try it. “God? It’s me. I love you. I’m sorry. Help me do better.”

And, He will.

 

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