The most saught after feel for every human being. Wikipedia puts it as – the degree of protection against danger, damage, loss, and crime. Surely it’s always a threatening feeling to know that you are not secure. We badly need an assurance of peace and rest amid any peril that could surround us. Infact this need gives us the motivation for most of the moves that we make in life. We run after good education, good career, properties and riches, ranks and recognition, insurance policies and the like, just out of our craving to have a feel of this “Security”. We almost become restless of running for security. “If only we could find an embrace within a safe hand!” could probably be the un-uttered groaning of heart for the entire human population on the face of the earth, rich and poor alike. So realizing this constrained me all the more to share with you all how my pursuit for security found its end.
It took all the while till I stumbled on this verse from the Bible to quieten my heart with the calm assurance of Security.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? – Romans 8:32
As I was reading through this passage, I stopped for a while to observe finer details in this verse (as I always used to do when I want to give a more attention to a matter). I read the same verse a few more times and that quietened my heart like nothing else. Did you notice how it goes?
1. how will he not also…. graciously give us all things with him? That’s not a statement! It’s not a question either. It’s a challenge. Because the author is so persuaded about it and is presenting an irrefutable case before us. The case is irrefutable because you read the first part to find this.
2. He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all. That says it all. That’s something that you would not dare to ask anybody even in your wildest dreams. But that’s what God dared to give up for you and me. The life of His own (one and only) Son, that you and I should be safe from the penalty of sins that we so dearly cherish.
“But why should it be so?”
God so loved the world is the only reason he would have to do such a thing as this.
I just took a while to reflect on this verse and there was a sudden gush of a secure feeling in my heart. Thanks God, I now know that you don’t withhold from me anything that’s good to me. These days, in every moment of surrounding chaos, this is the one thought that commands calm assurance in my heart that my life is secure with JESUS.
And you reading this blog, have a secure life with Jesus.
Secure in Him,
Raja Rajan, R. S,