Jn10:27,28 – “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

How could I ever be afraid if this verse is true. Whose hand are we in? According to this verse if I belong to the Lord I am literally in His hand. I am in His hand when things are going well and I am in His hand when my world seems to be falling apart. He has my past, present, and future; after all, they are all the same to Him. Whether it is enemies, trials, or just everyday needs, I am in the hand of the Lord. Jesus was talking to disciples about the resistance of the Pharisees that would soon turn to violent encounters. Jesus was telling His disciples no one could stop the plan of God for their lives, His plans were unstoppable. His plans were sure and their success was guaranteed. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this verse.

“They cannot be kept from their everlasting happiness; it is in reserve, but he that gives it to them will preserve them to it. (a.) His own power is engaged for them: Neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. A mighty contest is here supposed about these sheep. The Shepherd is so careful of their welfare that he has them not only within his fold, and under his eye, but in his hand, interested in his special love and taken under his special protection (all his saints are in thy hand, Deut. xxxiii. 3); yet their enemies are so daring that they attempt to pluck them out of his hand—his whose own they are, whose care they are; but they cannot, they shall not, do it. Note, Those are safe who are in the hands of the Lord Jesus. The saints are preserved in Christ Jesus: and their salvation is not in their own keeping, but in the keeping of a Mediator.”

Who can separate us from the love of God. Paul said “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

Our future is secured, our eternity is purchased, and we are safely tucked away in the hand of the Lord

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