July 8 – Unsnatchable

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” – John 10:28 (ESV)

As faith believers when we know we are safely held and protected in the hands of Jesus, it stirs us to rejoice and give thanks to God. During the Feast of Dedication, (Hanukkah,) Jesus is teaching in the Temple. A crowd has gathered which includes the Jews. The label “the Jews” identifies the elite ruling class of the Jewish religion. They were forever asking questions of Jesus trying to trip him and have a valid accusation to charge and arrest Him. Asking again if He was the Messiah, when does He initiate the establishment of the promised Messianic Kingdom. He has told them and has demonstrated many times the validity of His claim as the Anointed One, the Messiah. In English our word Christ comes from a transliteration of Greek for Messiah. Christ = Messiah. Jesus tells the Jews that they do not understand because they are not among His sheep so they do not belong to Him. Then he makes this promise, a gift of eternal life for all His sheep and those who receive, never spiritually die. We who believe in Jesus as Savior are secure forever in His hand, we are “Unsnatchable.”