More Than Conquerors

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
-Romans 8:35-37

“In all these things,” not “far away from trouble we are more than conquerors.”

Maybe being more than a conqueror means not only that I win when things come against me, but also that the things that come against me actually work for me because God, in his fathering love, is winning me through them.

March 27, 2013