You are Safe in Christ

“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.”

John 10:28

Ponder This

In 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was built. I can remember very vividly the first time I saw that monumental structure as they began to build. At that time, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. But as they worked, they built it high above those swirling, perilous waters. Many of the workers were afraid that they might fall—and it seemed like the very fear of falling caused them to fall. At first, they failed to build a safety net when they were building the bridge and 23 fell from the first section of the bridge.

On the next section of the bridge, they spent $100,000 to build a safety net. Back in that time, that was a monumental sum, but they felt it was worth it. After they built the safety net, only 10 fell. But all 10 that fell were caught and were safe; lives were not lost. With the safety net there, the work went 25 percent faster. The people could concentrate on their work because they knew that beneath them was a safety net. So it is with the child of God! When we know our future is secure, we can concentrate on God’s work in the present.

  • How does it change your perspective to be reminded that nothing can take you from God’s hand?
  • How would you live differently today if you really believed you were totally secure in Christ?

Practice This

Take one action today based on your security in Christ. This doesn’t mean living recklessly, it means living with bold faith.