IT MATTERS WHOSE HANDS
Parson to Person
Most people are good at doing something. Some are good at doing many things. There seems to be a few who are good at doing most anything. That is not this writer.
A musical instrument, no matter how fine in his hand is utterly useless: he has difficulty with a kazoo! A surgeon’s scalpel in his hand is only good for slicing butter or his body. The list could go on for a very long time. On the other hand, a musical instrument in the hands of a master musician is a wonder to behold and to hear. Beautiful music from the instrument fulfills its purpose in the right hands. A scalpel in the hands of a skilled surgeon performs life-saving surgery fulfilling its purpose of existence. It is a matter of whose hands it is in.
In the wrong hands a musical instrument instead of sounding soothing, beautiful music tends to make one want to jump off a building or whatever else to get away from the awful noise. In the wrong hands, a surgeon’s scalpel does not neatly create a door to a highly defined, troubled area. Rather it is little more than a meat carver and an instrument of death. It matters whose hands it is in.
To trust refined instruments of specific purpose into unskilled hands is a fool’s doing. How much more then should every eternal creature exercise extreme caution about whose hands he places his eternal destiny? Men are given to trusting their deeds, their religious organizations, certain religious rituals, etc. to be the keeper of their immortal souls. Surely, this is the apex of all acts of stupidity.
Jesus said of His sheep, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:27-28.
Now think about it! God became a man to pay the sin price that no mortal could pay. No one took his life from Him, rather He had the power to lay it down and the power to take it up again in resurrection. He did just that. He is the Creator God Who will bring the entire universe into total subjection and harmony with Him. Now in His hands, by faith is the one place that is safe and secure for anyone to place his immortal soul. I would have no other words, works, powers, or hands than His! The good news is that all that God requires of any person to be saved was accomplished by Jesus on the cross, and He may be had by faith!