One day a man was crossing a bridge in life but was scared so he turned n asked God, “Can I hold your hand so I may not fall?” God said. “No, my child, I will hold your hand”. He asked, “What’s the difference?” God replied, “If you hold my hand and something happens, you might let go but if I hold your hand, no matter what happens, I will never let you go”. May the Lord hold your hand tightly in all your ways.
There’s a lot of truth in this fictional story!
Beloved of God, when a person comes to Jesus through the drawing of the Father, it is impossible for him/her to be turned away or cast out.
Jesus said this in John 6:37-40, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Jesus doesn’t just take care of our spiritual needs. He also helps us with our physical, mental, and emotional needs too. He protects us with his loving hand. He keeps danger and harm from us. We learn from Psalm 91:11, “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” He promises to send his angels to keep us. He also promises us in Psalm 50:15, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” We can go through the storms of life confident in the Lord’s help. He prays for us. He saves us from death. May we be comforted by this thought as we cross over various bridges in our lives – Jesus won’t let go of our hand!
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen” (Jude 24-25).