“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will 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. I and the Father are one.”
I woke up early this morning feeling anxious about the start of school. I was going through a mental checklist of all I had wanted to accomplish this summer and trying to figure out how it was going to get done in 8 days. I then started thinking through childcare options for my boys the few days I am back to work before they are. This train of thought led me to the place I’ve been circling the past few weeks–back to work. If I’m being honest, I have to say that I’m not ready. I don’t want to go back into school mode just yet. I don’t want to face all of the struggles that are inherent with our public education system right now. And so, as I read my Bible this morning, the above passage caught my attention.
Go back and read it once more.
Do you see that? God the Father is greater than all, and God and Jesus are one. And no one, and no thing, can snatch us out of their hands.
I don’t know what’s making you anxious today. I know that life provides a lot of opportunity for anxiety! However, as children of God, we are carried in powerful and mighty hands!! That’s not to say that life will be easy. We’re not going to be skipping through sunny fields and breaking into song all of our days. But when we’re feeling anxious, when we’re feeling afraid, when we’re feeling lonely and not brave at all, it’s important to remember who is on our side.
There is NOTHING in this world or beyond that can separate us from the love of God!
So rest assured, whatever you may be facing. You are held. And the one who holds you will not ever let you go.
Blessings and Peace,