Pastor Ron Swor
Happy New Year 2018! Annette and I hope your Christmas season was full of His peace and joy.
The beginning of every year brings with it those New Year resolutions. In fact, the New Year has become synonymous with new resolutions.
To be honest, I don’t remember my resolutions from last year, not that they weren’t important to me at the time, it’s just that my resolutions seem to come and go with each passing year. Do you remember the resolutions you made last year? Or the year before? I don’t!
If I can’t remember or count on my past resolutions, what resolutions can I count on? How about the one the Apostle Paul gives us with absolute certainty. 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.”
As we head into a new year, we need something from someone that is absolutely resolute about our care and future. God’s resolution is rock solid and that’s His eternal love for you and me.
Not even our greatest enemy, death, can separate us from the love of Jesus. We are more than conquerors because our King has led the way. More than that, He has made the way. Remember that there was no way through death until He burst death open from the inside. Our King has gone before us and He has made a way for us. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate you from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord. Now that’s a New Year resolution!