Reflections on Bible verses

Romans 8:38-39
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.

Holding On to the Christ

Life is unpredictable. We can be happy one day and sad the next,
healthy one day and sick the next, rich one day and poor the next,
alive one day and dead the next. So who is there to hold on to?
Who is there to feel secure with? Who is there to trust at all times?

Only Jesus, the Christ.
He is our Lord, our shepherd, our rock, our stronghold, our refuge, our brother,
our guide, and our friend. He came from God to be with us.
He died for us, he was raised from the dead to open for us the way to God,
and he is seated at God's right hand to welcome us home.
With Paul, we must be certain that "neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nothing already in existence and nothing still to come, nor any power,
nor the heights nor the depths, nor any created thing whatever,
will be able to come between us and the love of God,
known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).
Henri Nouwen
see also: reflections

Jesus the Way to the Father

John 14:5-6
Thomas said to him,
Lord, we don't know where you are going,
so how can we know the way? 
Jesus answered,
I am the way and the truth and the life.
No-one comes to the Father except through me.

The Lord Jesus Christ

When he said
"I am the Way"
he was claiming
that only he could lead
man to God.

When he said
"I am the Truth"
he was claiming
universal and exclusive rights
on the ability to reveal
God to man.

When he said
"I am the Life"
he was claiming
to be that quality of existence
sacrified for and sought by
men and gods.

He also claimed
a supernatural birth,
an impossible death, and
a miraculous resurrection.

His claims mean that he is either
utterly insane,
undeniably evil, or
uniquely everything he claims to be!

Gordon Bailey
(written after he had made room for Christ in his life)

Jesus said "I am"

Light of the World

the Light of the World,
came so we could find our way to God.

the Lamb of God,
died upon the cross
so we could receive the Salvation of God.

the Bright and Morning Star,
rose from the dead
so we could live forever with God.

Roy Lessin