“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. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:28-30).
He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
Recently a friend told of an experience that tested his character, his intellect and his faith. It lasted for months and was somewhat of a David and Goliath story. The trial was so long and so hard that my friend often forgot to eat and was unable to sleep. It appeared that his coming out well on the other side was next to impossible. But he prayed. And we prayed. And other family and friends prayed. In the end, he did come out victorious with one conclusion: during the entire experience, he knew he was never alone. God was always with him – going ahead of him, providing for him and making up for his lack of experience and sleep that could have caused him to have a completely different outcome.
My friend is a Christian – a child of God – and he is so right. We are never alone.
No one wants to be abandoned. Jesus promises He will always be there for you.
Everyone needs love and acceptance. Jesus loves you with an everlasting love.
Very small children need to know they will be cared for. Jesus cares for us all.
Everyone needs companionship. Even in isolation, Jesus is our companion.
Reach out to someone to remind him he is not alone!
A kind word in a note, a text or a phone call is a reminder that your friend is not alone.
Love your neighbor as yourself is part of the great commandment. Love God, love others.
Owe no one anything except to love one another… (Romans 13:8).
Neighbors are anyone God puts on your heart.
Edify – build up – one another. Jesus is there for us. Let’s be there for each other.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46)
Jesus experienced the pain of abandonment so that you wouldn’t have to.