Jesus said: “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37)
I wonder if you have ever considered these remarkable words of Jesus? “All that the Father gives me will come to me”. Jesus does not say that they may come, or that they might come if they are good enough, but that they will come. It is a certainty.
Jesus says in this same chapter: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.” (v44) and again “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
As we read through John’s good news account of Jesus we are struck by this over and over again, the work of God’s Holy Spirit in the hearts of spiritually dead people to awaken faith within, to awaken a new desire, a new passion for Jesus – people who now see his worth and attraction, his beauty and his power.
Friends, God is seated on His throne. He is unshaken by all that shakes us. He is not anxious or troubled by Coronavirus (as we are), rather He is working all things together for the good of His people. He is drawing people away from hopelessness toward the sure and certain hope found in Jesus Christ alone.
We have already been told in chapter 3 that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The Certainty in our all our uncertainty only comes through trust in the One who is seated on the throne: King JESUS Himself. The One who faced death in our place for all our wrongdoing, all our sin in order to bring us into His eternal kingdom without sin and sickness, without trouble or anxiety, free from worry and fear.
Jesus says: “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”
Maybe like no other time before in our lifetime have we been so forced to see the uncertainty of our world and all that we are tempted to put our hope into. Could the mercy of God in this be found, that we are being drawn away from all that does not last and is vain to hope in – in order that we might hear HIS voice and see the Beauty of His Face in His Son, our King Jesus.
Jesus says to to those who eyes to see and ears to hear:
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30)