Pastor's Ditty  April 2021

I recently lost my wallet.   As a young adult I actually misplaced my pickup, but that’s a story for another day!  If you have ever lost your wallet you know the sense of panic that can come over you.  You begin to ask yourself really deep intellectual questions like, “Where could I have left that thing?  The last time I remember having it was…” You begin to try and retrace your steps through the day to see where you may have left it.  You look through the clothes pockets that you wore since you recalled last having it.  You look in dresser drawers, the automobile that you drive, closet floors, under your bed, chair cushions.  Then you look in places that don’t even seem remotely possible—but hey, you have to find that wallet!

Finally when you exhaust all known possibilities, you begin the arduous task of calling companies to cancel and request new cards, including the your driver license—ugh!

Have you ever noticed the Bible never says that God has lost anything?  In fact Jesus even said in John 6:39, “This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those  He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day.” Isn’t that great?  I really love that my God will never lose me.  And He will never lose you if you truly belong to Him.  Again, Jesus said this in John 10:27-29, “My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.  No one will snatch them out of My hand.   29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all.  No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  30 I and the Father are One.”

Although losing your wallet may keep you awake at night, you can rest assured that Jesus will never lose you if you have trusted Him to be your Lord and Savior!


By the way, have you seen my car keys around here somewhere?