Trusting in God’s saving grip on you
August 2, 2011
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.”
Of all the things I remember about my father, I remember his strong hands the most. You see, my father was in the lumber business and he had rough and calloused hands. But they were also strong hands and I remember the peace and security that my father’s hands would always bring just when I needed it the most.
I miss those strong hands. But today, you and I have a promise from the Word of God that tells us that we are in the Father’s hands and that nothing can snatch us out of those hands because you and I are loved perfectly by our Father. Our salvation, then, doesn’t come and go. It exists because God says it does!
Yet, so many Christians today worry themselves with doing just enough good to stay in the Father’s hands. But let me tell you that your salvation is not dependent upon how you act! It’s fully dependent on God’s saving power.
As a believer in Christ, you are loved absolutely, unconditionally, and perfectly. God will never change His mind about that. And because of that, there’s nothing to fear when it comes to your salvation because God will never let you go!
AS A BELIEVER IN CHRIST, YOU ARE FIRMLY IN GOD’S GRIP AND HE WILL NEVER LET YOU GO!
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