On any given day it can seem as if Earth itself is a terrorist as grotesque shape-shiftings of the physical world occur. Floods destroy property, volcanoes erupt and disrupt travel schedules of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people; and, earthquakes ravage families and communities. Each of these calamities kill, maim and break the hearts of untold numbers of people. A world without hope, held captive by these reigns of terror? It is not a trite platitude that our essence is spirit, and this spirit supersedes anything that we encounter in the physical world. It is not that our bodies don’t bleed when cut and our bones won’t fracture when stress is applied. Rather, it is that Christ’s spirit can provide sustenance and strength when the disorder of this world tears into the lives of ourselves or those we lift up into His arms. If we direct our minds to be a territory wholly overseen by Christ’s spirit, then He is able to minister His grace-soaked acts of love to those affected.
If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8