Monday, August 11, 2014

The Keeper

At our house, I am the "keeper."  By that I mean I keep all the important documents and papers.  I have a red notebook which holds the most important things we may need to put our hands upon.  This notebook holds birth certificates, social security cards, our marriage license, the deed to the house, receipts for major items, etc.
Everyone knows that if for some reason they need to look in that notebook, it has to be returned to its designated place that they had better not take something out of the notebook and not return it.  I hold fast to these documents for safe keeping unto the event we will need them in a hurry.
In the same vein, the Lord Jesus holds fast unto us and keeps us unto all eternity.  We are "kept" by His power:

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." (I Peter 1: 3-5.)

As good as I am with keeping up with our important papers, the Lord Jesus is perfect at keeping up with us.  We are His and He ever lives in  Heaven to make intercession for us: 

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4: 14-16.)

There is not a moment time in our lives when the Lord Jesus is not interceeding for us. What a tremendous thought that at this very moment He is praying for us to the Father!  In this day, we are kept by His power, which can never fail.

This is why we can always approach the throne of grace with confidence, knowing that this is the very place to find mercy, grace and help in time of need.  We should find great comfort and encouragement in this.

 He is always for us, He is always available and we are always on His heart.

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