THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
((I received the following from a friend this week.))
Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel; I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down.
I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets.
A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.
Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car.
Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.
My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition.
My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them.
His theory is that the car will be stolen.
As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion.
His theory was right.
The parking lot was empty!
I immediately called the police. I gave them my location,
confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.
Then I made the most difficult call of all,
"Honey," I stammered; ( I always call him "honey" in times like these.)
"I left my keys in the car and it's been stolen."
There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard his voice.
"Are you kidding' me", he barked, "I dropped you off"!!!
Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said,"Well, come and get me."
He retorted,"I will, as soon as I convince this cop I didn't steal your car!"
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
God made this promise to Israel, that He would NEVER forget them.
His love for them caused him to engrave them upon His hands.
His compassion for them caused him to always look upon the walls of Jerusalem
which had been torn down and represented their calamity.
Has Christ made this same promise to Christians?
I contend that He has!
Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you ALWAY, even unto the end of the world!" (Matt. 28:20)
The Hebrew writer says He has promised, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Paul wrote you, Christian, have been "sealed" by His Holy Spirit until "the (day of) redemption."
The scars on Christ's hands are a constant reminder to Him of His love for you.
He is continually looking upon your difficulties with compassion.
And always, He is working "for good to them that love God." (Rom. 8:28)
The keys to your salvation rest upon the PROMISE of God!
If you have surrendered your life to Christ, remember that He ALWAYS loves you,
and, He is ALWAYS looking with compassion upon you.
And you can be confident "that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:..." (Philippians 1:6)