As parents we know how much we love our children. We will do whatever is needed to protect them from harm. If they are crossing a street and we see a car racing towards them, we run and stretch forth our hands to pull them to safety; or if that isn’t possible, we place our body between them and the car. If necessary, we will protect them by covering them with our own body; we will give our lives for them. That’s what God did for us through the redemptive work of Jesus on the cross. He gave His life for us.
On the cross, Jesus took all the punishment for us and all humanity past, present and future. He snatched us out of the hands of the enemy. Our Lord’s saving hand is a daily reality because of what He accomplished on the cross. Through His resurrection, Jesus proved that He conquered our enemies. Whatever we go through today, we reach out to Him – trusting Him.
Our Lord stretches out His saving hand, His healing hand, and His delivering hand. His anointed hand lays hold of us and pulls us out of any situation in which we find ourselves. We can trust that no one, and nothing, will ever be able to snatch us out of His hand! We can hold on because we are secure, safe and sheltered, from glory to glory!
Acts 4:29-30 “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”