In the movie “The Christmas Story”Ralphie had said a dirty word and when he got home his mother put a bar of soapin his mouth to clean it up. I can’t remember a time that my mother ever putsoap in my mouth. I am not saying that I didn’t need it I’m just saying I don’tremember her ever doing that. She had other ways like saying “just wait to yourdaddy gets home” and the cold chills would run up my spine and fear filled mymind. It was then that I wanted to say “oh no go get the soap.” We hear dirty wordsoften don’t we? Not what you’re thinking but other dirty words: Cancer,Divorce, Fired, Bankrupt, Alone, Death; you can add a few if you like. Why do Icall them dirty? Because of the way they hurt us and the ones we love and careabout. They are icebergs that sink the strongest people. You might ask “how doI conqueror those dirty words? Well the Child of God must realize that they areloved by God. I heard the story of a Pastor who couldn’t sleep one nightbecause his heart was troubled. He gets up at 3:00 am and heads to a park wherethere is a walking track. At 1:00 am on a Sunday morning there is no one thereand as he walks with a broken and troubled heart he looks up and there’s awoman. She is walking and she stops. She asked him if he were a Christian, towhich he said yes. She then said God told me to tell you three things. Godwanted me to tell you that He loves you, He told me to tell you to cheer up andlastly He told me to tell you to give it to Him and then she was gone.
Rom8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shalltribulation( Affliction) , or distress, (Affliction Extreme pain) or persecution, (Punishment) or famine, (destitution) or nakedness, orperil,(Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy) or sword?
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more thanconquerors through him that loved us. Oh no, the one who loves us gives us the overwhelming victory in allthese difficulties. So what is it that has separated you from the love ofChrist? Is it the dirty words “You’re Fired?” Now you are in a tail spin; don’tforget He still loves those who have been fired. Sickness,He still loves sick people and if you live long enough you’ll get sick and thesickness may even take away this earthly life. Just remember that we havesomething better.
2Corinthains5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of thistabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made withhands, eternal in the heavens. Ijust love those two words “we know” so there you go who or what shall separateus from the love of God only what you allow to get in the way.