“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.” (John 10:27-29)
In one of the books I am reading, the above passage of the Bible is titled as “Unsnatchable.”
Wow! This is so an appropriate title!
If we are in Christ, we shall always be in His hands. Do you think anyone or anything strong enough to snatch us out of Jesus’ hands?
But from the above passage, that is not the only truth that makes my heart skip a beat.
Do you know which one?
If you’ve been hanging out with me on this page for a while, you will definitely know which one.
Well, listen to this fragment of a sentence from the above passage:
“My Father, who has given them to me” (verse 29a).
Who is talking?
Who are “them?”
Who has given these sheep to Jesus?
God the Father to Jesus Christ.
As God brought Eve and gave her to Adam so she will be his bride, God gave “the church” to Jesus Christ (the church means you and I, we are parts and parcels of the church, the body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:27). The Church is the Bride of the Second Adam or the Last Adam – 1 Corinthians 15:45.
Do you see that?
Listen how Paul writes:
“I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.” (2 Corinthians 11:2)
Woah! This is something else!
A pure Virgin! Who? You and I, the Church, the Bride of Jesus Christ. We are promised or betrothed to Jesus Christ as “a pure virgin.”
I mean, do you see that? This truth sometimes makes me cry. Why? I don’t know but I think out of unspeakable joy.
Yes, if you and I are in Christ, means, if we believe that Jesus Christ is our only Savior and Lord, that He died for our sins and rose again from death for our justification, we are a gift of God given to Christ Jesus.
This, my dearest, gives that unique divine warmth to my soul and spirit, even to my bones. So fascinating and mindboggling! What can we say about that then?
What did we do to be loved and elected by God?
What can we say about this truth except to say: May the invisible and the unseen glorious and the Almighty God of the Universe who created all things and does all things for the glory and praise of His Name take again all the glory, praise and honor forever and ever!”
What else can we say or do! ///