If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

This meditation is based on a passage for April 8, 2011 in the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Romans 8:28-39

Reflection and Question: If I had to point to one Bible passage to explain my support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in both the church and the world, this very well might be the one I would choose. The faith of these Christians in the assurances of this passage is so profoundly clear to me. Nothing can or does separate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender believers from the love of God in Christ — nothing. God is manifestly for these people and so, ultimately, nothing can go against them. We forget that only Christ is able to condemn and that Christ intercedes with God. Therefore, if God is for us, who can be against us?

Prayer: Holy Spirit of the living God, we rest in Your assurance that nothing can separate us from the love of God we know in Jesus Christ, our Brother and Savior. Remove any doubt so that we may join in all things working together for good. Amen.