For the first time in their fourteen month lives, my granddaughters were separated yesterday. Even when they were born and our baby girl wasn’t quite up to the four pounds that they required before they could go home, though her big sister was they kept her there too so they could be together and come home together.
Little sis had been running a fever since Saturday so she had to see the doctor. My husband said her big sis leaned against the door and cried when they left. That broke my heart. I don’t know if she didn’t want her sister to leave or if she thought she was going to miss out on some fun.
Fortunately, it was first year molars coming in causing the fever. I’m so glad the new pediatrician acknowledges that fever comes with cutting teeth and it’s not just an old wives tale.
As believers, isn’t it wonderful that nothing can separate us from God’s love? Paul says in Romans 8: 38-39
"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."
Apart from Jesus Christ there is no hope. But with him there is no separation. Amen.