not abandoned

The other night, we had an opportunity to spend some time with friends who are serving in China.  I was encouraged by something the woman shared.

She said God will not abandon us because He has invested so much in adopting us as His children.  What a great thought.  That is the gospel.

Jesus has also told us He will not abandon us.  In Deuteronmy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5 , He tells us,  “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you”.

Jesus tells us, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).

And finally, Christ is the Author and Perfector of our faith.  No matter what we feel about Him, His work isn’t complete until we are safely home.  You  and I may not see it now, but our God is a God who loves us with His life.