No Snatching

LifeLink Devotional

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Have you ever played the game of snatch with children? I understand that there are actual games for sale using the name snatch, but the children’s game requires nothing other than a coin.  It’s remarkably simple. The adult places the coin in the palm of their hand and extends it towards the child. The child is told to try to snatch the coin from the hand before the adult’s fingers fold around it to protect it. The coin becomes secure when the adult’s fingers grip it tightly. The adult usually wins.

I played this game with one of my grandchildren when they had reached the age of analytical thinking. After giving it some thought, rather than reaching for the coin, he quickly slapped upward on the bottom of my hand, sending the coin flying into the air. The race was on to recover it. He won. The coin was now his.

My grandson had figured out a way to beat the security system protecting the coin, something that cannot be accomplished in the spiritual realm. Jesus promised us that as His sheep we can never be snatched out of His hand.

John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

Thanks be to Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd for the eternal life He has granted to those He has called out of sin and into His flock. Great rejoicing flows from the lips those who have been given the guarantee of never perishing. All praise and glory to the power of Jesus whose eternal fingers are closed around me and can never be opened. Exalted above all other gods is Jehovah who in Christ grants His children eternal security.

With thanksgiving may you go forth into the darkness of the world knowing that Christ Jesus, who is one with the Father, has you securely in His hand so that no one and no thing in this world can ever take you out of His hand. Go forth and live securely!

Pastor John

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