"When studying the Lesson yesterday I was praying with the familiar and loved verses from Romans 8: 38-39 (King James version). It then occurred to me to look up J. B.Phillips’ translation which reads:-
“I have become absolutely convinced that neither death nor life, neither messenger of Heaven nor monarch of earth, neither what happens today nor what may happen tomorrow, neither a power from on high nor a power from below, nor anything else in God’s whole world has any power to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!”
How wonderful! I found it quite startling in its clarity and very reassuring. It seemed particularly apt on the day of Parliament's Brexit vote, and I shall continue to affirm God’s omnipotence and all-embracing love in the coming days. "