Q: What connects the Brand New Heavies with Jesus?
A: Apparently nothing.
Apparently Nothing was a single released in 1999 by the funk acid jazz group, The Brand New Heavies.
“What has this got to do with Jesus?” I hear you ask. Let’s take a look at Romans 8:37-39…
In all these things [various hardships] we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.
Well known and often quoted as favourite verses in the Bible, this bit of Romans take us plumeting through the very fabric of our universe in search of anything that can keep us from the love of God in Jesus. Starting with the sheer absolute certainty of life and death we descend rapidly into the heavenly realms of angels and forces of evil. From there we traverse the space-time continuum as we consider the areas of time, phyical laws and geographical expanses. Last of all, we’re left only with a quick run through every species of animal, every type of plant, every object and created thing there has ever or will ever be.
What can keep us from the love of God in Jesus Christ?