If God is with us, who shall be against us? Romans 8:31

From the beginning of the world God has known us in Christ. He has known and loved us from the very time he created us. To know Christ is a personal call of God who gives us the opportunity to believe. The great majority of humankind do not know Christ and the Gospel.

Paul was addressing believer and reminded them that to believe in Christ is a great personal grace; let them not be discouraged. He being a Jew, share the worries of the few Jews who had believed in Christ. It is the same uneasiness we feel in the course of a mission : Those who habitually go to church are perhaps the hardest to lead to conversion and the ones that most obstruct the evangelization of outsider. It is the same worry of Christian families when their children do not go to church or when teenagers declare they have lost their faith.

This is because faith cannot be transmitted from fathers to children like an inheritance. To know Christ is a grace that God gives to whomsoever he wishes. We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him, whom he has called according to his plan. Romans 8:28 Nothing happens in the world, in our family, in our lives is merely by chance or because it was destined. It is the personal attention the Father gives to each of us. That is, whatever is good in us and pleasing to him, he has given us. He knows how to lead and grant us.

In fact, the providence of the Father covers all the events of our lives and no one shall be against us. Paul was thinking of the evil surrounding us that frequently drags us down. He thought of our troubled conscience that often brings us remorse. None of these will be stronger than the love and forgiveness of Christ. Believers should not doubt the love of God, but try to live up the teaching of Christ according to the truth.

When we do what we can, God will do what we can’t.