"I felt His love.”
These words were not spoken by someone in a comfortable pew on Sunday morning, enjoying worship music. They were spoken by a survivor of the recent airport bombing in Brussels, Belgium.
Mason Wells, a 19-year-old Morman missionary, was sitting on the sidewalk, severely burned and with shrapnel in his foot. Destruction was all around him. Yet in that moment, he was acutely aware of God’s loving presence, and the fact that he had been protected.
Mason’s experience reminds us that God’s love is not just for the bright, happy “spiritual” moments of our lives, but for the dark, dangerous terrifying moments as well. He does not forsake us in the thick of the battle. His love sustains and comforts us.
The force of God’s love is seen at the cross. He spared nothing to redeem us. Evil came at Jesus with full intent to destroy. His limp body seemed to confirm its victory. Then we come to the empty tomb — and the realization that NOTHING — not even death — can separate us from God’s love. The living Christ watches over us, whispers peace to us, and empowers us to overcome evil with good. May you feel His love today.
I will rejoice today in the victory of God’s love over evil, and life over death.