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I do not know how people do life without a connection to the One who created it. That statement is not intended as a criticism but rather a sincere curiosity as to how the world makes it without Him. There is much available to me inside a relationship with Christ Jesus. I never have to feel alone and peace, joy, salvation, security, love, you name it, is available to me just by knowing Him. We understand people as resources through connection whether it’s for networking, business ventures, or a job search. We’ve even coined the phrase, “It pays to know people”, to further prove this point of advancement, opportunity and promotion through who we have as contacts.
However, I’m not talking about an earthly connection or a person that can offer a “foot in the door”, I’m talking about a direct line to the Famous One. The assurance that I have in that relationship is that He will always have my back, no matter what. When it’s convenient for Him and when it is a huge inconvenience, He will never let go. I can do absolutely anything because He is holding me. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28 NIV) In my version of this verse, Jesus is simply saying, “I have them”.
There’s nothing to worry about, nothing to fear, nothing to concern yourself with, because He has you. He has us in the palm of His hand and nothing can ever remove us. Which means we can do anything, we can endure everything, and there is no end to what is possible to us, if we believe (Mark 9:23). I love the line “I know them” from 1 John 10:27-28. There is so much safety and security in hearing that He knows me. Which means if no one else gets me, He does. He understands me and He is concerned about me. When all else and everyone else fails, He is still there holding us, encouraging us, letting us know He’s with us. Once we grasp this reality and decide to never let go, we can boldly believe and declare the He has us and we can transform into the fearless beings He made us to be.