My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:29).
Jesus once made the profound statement that not one of those the Father had given Him was lost, except the son of perdition. There are many Christians around the world struggling with sin. A lot of them are wondering if, like Judas, they were born to go to hell or born to fail. Our Father loves each of us equally and knows how to take care of His own. He will make it extremely difficult for any of us to be lost at the end of the ages. Jesus will make sure of that.
“For in him we live and move and have our being.” As some of your own poets have said, “We are his offspring.” (Acts 17:28).
We belong to God, and nothing can separate us from His eternal love. We are called by His name and sealed by His blood and promise. In the palm of God’s hand, we have found rest for all time. “Eternity” is a word or concept that is easily misunderstood. We see this as a future period of existence, but eternity has always existed, before time itself. Time as we know it is a small part of eternity. The beginning for us is not the beginning for God, who has no beginning. We may have a beginning, but there is no end. Eternity was in existence long before Genesis 1 and it will continue long after Revelation 22. Our existence is just one chapter in God’s book, and we are privileged now that we exist to continue existing for all time. Being in Christ is being in the palm of God’s hand forever. Though our time had a beginning, we will never see an end.
Father, I am grateful that I am located in the palm of Your hand. May I forever walk in the confidence that You got me, and You will never let me go, unless I choose for You to and even then, I believe You will never give up on me. Thank You for loving me, and for Your mercy which is new every morning, in Jesus Name. Amen.