God’s Love is Unwedgeable

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture…nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8:38-39 {MSG}


The first house we ever lived in as a young family was a little, 800-square-foot rental. It was a tiny cape cod that I loved and despised, sometime in waves, often on the same day. Even so, I look back fondly as it being a great time of our lives together as a young family.

It had a quirky, little galley kitchen with about two feet of counter space, but killer corner windows that provided a beautiful view of the neighborhood as I stood at the sink washing the endless parade of dirty dishes.

Although I am not a good cook, I did bake often. The little oven was barely wide enough to fit a cookie sheet, but it worked fine. That is, as long as I remembered to jam the little wooden wedge into the bottom of the door so it stayed shut tightly enough to hold the heat in. That little wedge of wood was the only reason that cakes baked through, that cookies crisped just right, and French fries browned just so.

The little wedge was with us for the nine years we lived there. It was never lost. Even with two curious preschoolers, that little wedge somehow prevailed and was never lost as a result of their sticky, little, probing fingers. It had a role to fill and it did it nicely.

Sometimes things seem all buttoned up, but can be split open with the right wedge. Like splitting a piece of wood, or opening the top of a cookie jar that a first grader decided to super-glue shut.

But God’s love is like none of those. God’s love is unwedgeable. There is nothing that any little piece of wood can do to make it tighter, and none that can loosen it up. Even when we feel far from Him, like there is a wedge of disappointment between us, God’s love is still there. Up close and personal. Connected in a way that no leverage can break down, break apart, or break open.

We need only to choose Him rather than anything that can be pried open, anything held tight only in temporal tightness. Because nothing wedgeable of this world compare with the unwedgeable love of God.


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  1. Becky Preston on May 1, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Those were the days, weren’t they?

    Love the idea of God’s love being unwedeable!

  2. Sarah Eshleman on May 19, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Loved this image!!

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