There is a saying in Xhosa, “utatam ufe ethwele umqwazi”. It translates ‘My father died with his hat on’, and it means my father doesn’t know me. They all need someone to depend on until they are ready for the world, yet many children grow up feeling unaccepted.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What does that mean being separated from the love of God?
Death exists & life exists.
Worries of today and tomorrow exist.
There are (worldly and evil) powers that affects us.
So does height and depth.
Then, what does it mean that nothing will speprate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus?
It simply means that how scary all the things (in all creation) might seem, nothing can be strong enough to overpower the presence of Jesus in you.
As long as you have Jesus in you, nothing will derail you from God’s Good plan for your life.
You have a gift of life that nothing and nobody can take away.