Wednesday – “into your hands”
“And Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.’ Saying this, he breathed his last.”
– Luke 23:46 (CSB)
When you think about the “hands of God”, what comes to mind? Perhaps the seven days of creation (Psalm 19:1)? Or perhaps you picture the finger of God engraving the stone tablets with His commandments (Exodus 31:18)? For me, one of the most meaningful verses of scripture is found in Genesis 2:7 (CSB) “Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.” This is such a beautiful and intimate picture of God’s “hands-on” relationship with mankind. It also reminds me that, if God can make a living person out of dust, well, He should be able to take care of anything I may face in life as well.
Today; however, I want you to consider John 10:27–30 (CSB)
27 “My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
Do you know the two greatest things about the hands of God?
- They are open to receive you.
- When they are around you, nothing or no one can EVER remove you from them.
I can’t tell you the number of people over the years that I have shared with, who feel like they have sinned either so often, or so big, that they are either beyond God’s reach, or God has allowed them to slip out of His grasp (lose their salvation). Friend, if either of these is possible, then Jesus is a liar. The truth is, no one is without sin, nor is anyone good enough to deserve God’s love. Because of this, His hands were nailed to a cross with the hope and expectation they would one day hold you – a sinner. If He’s willing to go to that extreme to get His hands on you; do you honestly think He would ever give up on you or let go of you?
Regardless of where you are, what’s going on in your life, or even how far you have turned from God; please know that He will never leave you, nor forsake/abandon you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
In today’s prayer time, focus on God’s extensive, perfect, and sacrificial love that He has for you. Stand firmly on the faith and promise that no one and nothing can ever snatch you out of His grip. Give Him thanks!
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