For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
A pilot is shot down, and lands his fighter jet in the ocean. He is knocked out. The airplane is sinking as a carrier-based helicopter approaches. The rescue team leaps into the sea, and slips a harness around the unconscious pilot. He is lifted into the safety of the helicopter. Though he is out cold and cannot hold onto the harness, the harness holds onto him. God’s love is so relentless that when we are battered by foes seen and unseen, and have difficulty holding on to Him, He grips us tenaciously.