“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or harship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or the sword?” (Romans 8:35) How about this pandemic or the hatred, division and lawlessness we are experiencing everyday in America? The result has been trouble, harship and danger for a lot of people. The Bible clearly gives us the answer. Nothing! Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. “In all these things (trouble, harship, persecution and danger), we are More than Conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

As followers of Jesus, willing to go ‘Against the Current,’ here is another key aspect of our identity: we are not just conquerors, we are More than Conquerors. This Jesus, Carpenter from Nazereth, Teacher and Prophet, Savior and Healer, Lord and Master, Son of Man, King of Kings, Perfect Lamb of God, the Resurrected Christ, our Shepherd and our Friend. The one, who in the greatest act of humility in all of human history, sacrificed everything for you and me.

Jesus loves you with a lavish, selfless and unending love, and it is that love that makes you More than a Conqueror. In light of Jesus’s passionate love for you, let me ask a couple of personal questions. How much do you love Jesus? And how well do you know Him? Regardless of your answer, today is a new day of discovering all that Jesus has for you. As your trust in Jesus grows, so will your boldness in representing Him. You are His Light Bearer and His Ambassador to a world desperately needing the kind of unseparating and faithful love only Jesus can provide. “They need to be convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation can separte us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38)

Remember, regardless of what is going on in the world, you serve Jesus and through Him, you are More than a Conqueror! So continue to love others well, and diligently “guard the good deposit that has been entrusted to you with the help of the Holy Spirit.” (II Timothy 1:14)