If God is for Us, Who Is Against Us?

This meditation is based on a passage for July 6, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Romans 8:31-39

Reflection and Question: This is one of the beautiful moments in Paul’s letters where his words flow like poetry. This is also one of the passages upon which rests the Scriptural foundation for GLBT equality in the church. Paul asks, “Who is to condemn?” Only Christ, who instead intercedes for us. As Paul affirms, no one can separate those whom God has chosen — including the GLBT faithful — from the love of Christ.” If God is for us, who is against us?

Prayer: God of all creation, we bow before You with Jesus at our side and wonder at Your mercy and grace. We gain strength from Your promise that nothing can separate us from Your love in Christ Jesus and then go forth to follow Him. Guide us. Amen.