Safe in the Shepherds hands

May 3rd, 2012

The last few days I have been reflecting on John 10:28-29. It says, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”

Earlier is chapter 10 Jesus is referred to as the Great Shepherd and Jesus also talks to the Jews  about His sheep knowing Him and listening to His voice. This picture helps us to understand the above verses.

Jesus is the Great Shepherd who loving cares for His sheep – His followers. He provides safe pasture, protection and good food in the form of Kingdom teaching. As we walk with Jesus we can be assured that we are eternally safe in the palm of His hands. We can have peace in knowing He is the most powerful One in the universe.

In saying this we know as Christians that there are times in this life where we face all types of trials. We may have financial issues, relationship problems or serious health issues. This is because we live in a fallen world where Satan is always looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

However our souls are eternal and Jesus is eternal too. He holds us in the palm of His eternal hands. In our trials He lovingly cradles us like a parent holds a new born baby. In many ways it is like the image of Jesus holding a lamb above.

I love being a Christian and knowing I am kept in the eternal arms and hands of Jesus. I also love that no matter happens to me in this life it can not separate me from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39) and it all works for good because I love Him and am called according to His eternal purposes (Romans 8:28).

Today I want to encourage you that no matter what ever you face, that you are safely kept in the eternal arms and hands of the Great Shepherd.

God Bless,

Dave