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"Eh, that's nice"

Today as I drove home I was doing my drive home prayer, and I felt inspired to read that old favourite in Romans 8. So when I got to the top of the drive I turned on the car light, pulled out my Bible, and read it. And it was damn good. God is damn good. There is nothing that can go right or wrong in my life that can separate me from God's love, and I think that's fantastic.

God loves me. Brilliant!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died - more than that, who was raised to life - is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or 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.

Romans 8:28-39

Usually when people stick verses on blogs, or read them out because they have been particularly inspiring, I hear them and I think "Eh, that's nice" and that's about all. But this is my blog so I can stick on what I want.