Being Held, Being Secure
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37
Being insecure is like sipping sulfuric acid from a teacup. What we drink in is corrosive and harmful, when we think it is ok. We become saturated with anxiety and overloaded with doubt. We feel very unsure about ourselves, and become introspective to a fault.
Somehow verses like John 6:37 don’t work or apply to us. Such is strength of our hopelessness. It is durable and strong. Christians who struggle with “feeling saved” have a formidable enemy just within themselves, not taking in Satan’s attacks on their mind.
This verse helps us understand some things. First, there is a “chain of custody” in regards to spiritual headship. What comes to the Father, gets transferred to the Son. To enable this, there is something like a magnetic pull that people become drawn to Jesus. (Aside note: Jesus is wildly popular and esteemed among unbelievers; it is the Church that gives people heartburn!)
When we are attracted to Him, the pull intensifies. We grow sensitive and more sure. When we pass over that symbolic line we discover that we have great assurance of His love. The statement is made, “I will by no means cast out.”
“Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go”. –John 6:37, The Message
“He holds on”! He doesn’t let go! This attachment of Jesus to us is strong and sure. Our issue comes when we focus on self and forget about Him. Thinking exclusively about your sin, and weakness, and mental illness takes back to the “acid in a teacup” analogy. But enough of that; let us live confidently, looking boldly on Christ and feeling His grip. He can’t de-attach Himself.