Monday, October 6, 2008

The blues and the blessedness

Sheesh. What a bleak newsday: the Dow plummets, Europe gears up to share our financial crisis, the personal attacks have "ramped up" (to co-opt a favorite phrase of a trailing VP candidate) in the election, and ONE IN FOUR mammals is in large-scale trouble, with extinction as a possibility.

For a long time, my friend D had an email address of "romanseight3839" as its header. Pretty powerful faith statement:
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.

Good thing to keep in mind today, ya? And...special prayer request for D, who's having a health issue today.

Peace, friends...


Diane Vogel Ferri said...

thanks for the boost - we all need it these days.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks for reminding us of our security in God. That's what I'm trying to remind myself of too.

Songbird said...

Thank you.

mompriest said...

it is a wonderful statment of hope and faith....