Trust–how can I trust the nurse, when my newest little granddaughter is obviously not happy with what she is doing?
Yesterday, Callie Brooke made her way into the world, and we praise the Lord that Mommy and baby are doing great! She was only a few minutes old when we met. In fact, she had not even been cleaned up from the delivery when I had the privilege of holding her. And then, I was able to watch the nurse do her work, part of which was to give Callie her first bath.
Callie was not enjoying it! “Oh, you’re one of those babies that holds her breath,” she said as Callie turned blue! This can’t be good! It’s probably destroying her brain cells, I silently huffed, smiling on the outside!
But as we talked, the sweet nurse shared that she’s been doing this for twenty-one years! Can you imagine how many babies she’s washed? It was very apparent that she knew what she was doing, AND she was also loving every minute! In short, Callie was in good hands!
Whose Hands are you in?
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:29
As a believer, you are in Jesus’ hands. And just in case you didn’t get the point, Jesus gives us the following verse:
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
I often refer to this verse to assure new believers that they are secure in their decision to trust Christ as their Savior. In fact, it’s one of the strongest statements supporting eternal security in the Bible. Am I stronger than my God? Can I remove myself from God’s hand by my own sinful actions?
How secure are we? Twenty-one years of experience settled in my mind concerning my little granddaughter, and I am trusting the keeping of my soul to the Eternal Creator God of the Universe! He has no beginning–has always been, He created EVERYTHING, knows EVERYTHING, sees EVERYTHING, hears EVERYTHING. He knows my thought before I think them! He knows every tomorrow I will face; in fact, He’s planned every one of them!! Wow! That’s security! And I’m a fool NOT to trust Him! So why is it so hard? 🙂
This trust thing requires faith. I could see the proof that the nurse knew what she was doing. She was standing right in front of me, doing her work. Although I know in my heart that God is here, I can only know that, by faith! I recently said to my husband that it doesn’t seem much like faith any more. God is such a part of my life, that it would be more difficult not believe than to believe! That didn’t happen overnight, but what the hymn “In the Garden” says is true:
And He walks with me,
And He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own.
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.