John 10:28 “I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
Jesus’ hands are extraordinary! They are strong but soft, protective but gentle. There is no safer place to be than to be in the hands of Jesus! Jesus’ hands surround us with divine love, care, protection, and sweetness; He cares for His little lambs with kindness born of eternal love!
Being in Jesus’ hands is a biblical metaphor for salvation. When Jesus saves the believer, the believer from that moment onward for the rest of his or her life is in the PRECIOUS HANDS OF JESUS. This is eternal life, to be in the hands of Jesus! As a result, believers will never perish, because believers have eternal life from Jesus, we are in His hands forever. No one will be able to snatch us out of His hands, for we are His, and He provides for and protects us for the rest of the journey. Not one of Jesus’ little lambs is left out of the fold; He carries us all to His heavenly home forever.
What better hands could we be in other than the hands of Jesus? His hands are roughhewn by the hard work of redemption. His hands are pierced from the nails on the cross, pierced for the sake of saving love. He laid down His life for His sheep (John 10:11, 15); His suffering and death was for us! He died for us that He might care for us! He was pierced through for our transgressions (Isaiah 53:5); He has earned the right to claim us and take care of us as His own.
Christian friend, labor in confidence with today’s tasks, and fear not tomorrow’s threats. There is no risk for you since you are in the unassailable hands of Jesus. Though Satan attacks you, Jesus’ hands are impregnable; you are safe and assured in His hands. As the hymn writer says,
“Though Satan should buffet,
Though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control;
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And has shed His own blood for my soul.”
Therefore, since we as God’s covenant children are in the capable and caring hands of Jesus, we can say with calm assurance, “It is well with my soul.”
Those marvelous hands of Jesus, which lead us along the perilous pathway of life, will one day take us home to heaven. And there we will join the happy band in glory to sing praises to our Lord for His provision, protection, and dispensation. Our presence in eternal joy in glory will be because Jesus attended our way and presided over our journey. And we will forever sing glory to the Lord that we were always in the hands of Jesus!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for watching over me. Thank you for safeguarding my soul and life. Your sweet care and superintendence provided for every need in every circumstance. I thank You, and I praise You for Your shepherding me along the way. I love You, and I long to be with You. Amen.