Arms of Love

“ARMS OF LOVE” BY ANDREW FROEMMING

When I sat down to write the journal this week I had terrible case of writers block. I could not even think of a topic to write about. I generally journal about what I am experiencing in my life but for some reason this past week seemed so uneventful for me. To some people a week of status quo is a dream come true! For me, however, an uneventful week left me uninspired.

While sitting here reflecting, I feel God gently whispering in my ear. “You have had an amazing experience this week that you need to write about.” You see, I am surrounded by the most intimate experience that one can have each day. Yet all too often I find that I take the experience of being wrapped in God’s Arms of Love for granted. So when nothing happened this week that I thought was noteworthy, God has to tap me on the shoulder and say, “What about my love? Isn’t that enough for you?”

Inside each of us God places a longing to be held by someone and a desire to feel the intimacy that relationship brings. Some of us are able to experience that intimacy in part with our loved ones. Others have never had the experience of relief and comfort that comes from being held by loved ones. Even more powerful than the touch of our loved ones is the embrace of Jesus. Jesus longs for us to ask to be wrapped in HIS arms. The Bible says that God so loved the world that He let His only son come to this earth to live and die to purchase me from the life of sin that I was indebted to. Jesus wants more than anything to hold me in his loving embrace.

Do you want to know the best part about being held in God’s loving embrace? It’s found in Romans 8:35, 37-39:

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? […] No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.”

The best part is that unlike an earthly relationship where we might fight and break-up or lose the arms of love, the Bible says that no one can separate us from God’s arms of love.

This next week let’s all make a commitment to run to God’s arms of love that no one can separate us from. Let’s also remember that God’s arms of love are the most amazing thing that have ever happened to us and we need to remember to praise and thank God for the gift of his love.

—ANDREW