The above is from the movie ‘The Fighting Temptations. For me, it is my ‘comfort food’. I just generally enjoy the message. It is not overladen with religious morality and nor does it cater t making believers into mentally slowed degenerates. It strikes a good balance and tells a story of unexpected redemption.
A few months ago, while we were visiting our Pastor for a bit, a young child went missing. Don’t worry, he was found. But he was four years old, and had wondered away from his home and his mother for something like an hour, I believe. Well, like I said they found him at a friends house a bit down the way, however, in this modern world, we know of the predators out there.
On our way home, we stopped by K-mart. We hold our children’s’ (6 and 4) hands in the parking lot, less they get away. My wife, in discussing about the young boy, said that will all the things in this world, ‘that is why she still holds our children’s’ hands.’ And that touched me and has stayed with me a bit and it got me thinking.
Children of God are the same way. We are liable to get lost, wonder way (not fall away, mind you, but wonder way), and in a moment, find ourselves in the hands of predators. And yet, God holds our hand.
I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from my hand. The Father, for what he has given me, is greater than anyone, and no one can steal anything from the Father’s hand.
(Joh 10:28-29 NJB)
It is a wonderful thought today, to know that our God still holds our hand, and if we continue to hold His, no one can steal us away. Surely, we will not perish. Surely we will never be lost. How great is our God in His love that He watches over us. He is our dearest friend this morning, and our loving Father. And if we but trust in Him, we will never leave us no forsake us.
I hope somehow a few words will be an encouragement to you.
P.S. – for those who like George Jones and his gospel styling, here.