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Gwen Smith

January 23, 2015

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Years ago our family got a bouncy little puppy that we named Roman. One of the first things we did when Roman became a Smith was head to the pet store for doggie supplies. In addition to purchasing chew toys, a collar, and food, we ordered Roman a nameplate to go on his collar in case he ever gets lost.

The cashier sold us two tokens for the tag, and sent us to the other side of the store to the engraving machine.

The kids and I approached the engraving machine with giddy hearts. After we slid the two metal tokens into the coin slot, we looked at our ID options and settled on the blue bone for Roman’s collar. Then the engraving machine prompted us to enter Roman’s puppy information. Once we were satisfied that all the information was accurate, I gave the command for the computer to begin the engraving.

The machine engraved just one letter at a time. With each stroke of the machine’s needle, Roman’s name began to appear, along with our address and phone number.

When the engraving was finished, we immediately put the tag onto Roman’s collar. The blue bone tag boasted that Roman belongs to the Smith family.

For us, in this world, we have to put our names on things so we don’t lose them. We put our names on luggage, on pet collars, on our backpacks, and in our Bibles. I even have a find-my-phone feature on my cell so it can found if it ever gets lost or stolen. I’ve also been known to lose my keys, my driver’s license, and my purse. Scary!

Thankfully, God doesn’t have the same problem with losing things.

He doesn’t need to put His name on anything.

What’s His is His forever.

If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ, take comfort in the fact that you can never be lost and that you are never out of God’s sight. There might be times when you feel invisible – times when you FEEL lost and alone – but the Bible tells us that your name is engraved on the palms of God’s hands, and that nothing can separate you from God’s love or snatch you from His hand.

Nothing.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39, NIV

Jesus said, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. John 10:27-29, ESV

Jesus also said, All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me]. John 6:37, AMP

God knows your name.

He knows where you live.

He’s got your number.

You are never lost.

Dear Lord, Thank you for engraving my name on the palms of Your hands. Please help me to remember the way home when I get lost, distracted, or confused. “Because Your love is better than life, and my lips will glorify You!” (Psalm 63:3)

 

FOR YOUR REFLECTION and RESPONSE:

Read Romans chapter 8 today.

How does it make you feel to know that nothing can separate you from God’s love? How committed is your love for Him? Do your daily choices line up with His standard? Take a moment to ask God to search your heart and reveal how your ways could line up better with His standard.

LET’S GO DEEPER

As a mother, I know what it is to love a child, but as much as I can love my kids – the love I have is stained with imperfections. God loves perfectly…no matter what. Be sure to relish that thought today – and spend a few moments to direct the attention of your heart to His in worship! As you reflect on this, CLICK over to LISTEN to the song Unbroken….

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I sure do love doing life with you!

Blessings and Peace in Christ,

Gwen

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About Gwen Smith


Gwen Smith

I am an unashamed, imperfect worshiper of Jesus Christ. I cling to His goodness to cover my mess and purpose my days to live out the hope of the Gospel. It is my joy and passion to inspire women to live fully in grace and truth. I write books, devotions and songs. I speak. I sing. I worship. I post, pin and tweet. I am intensely in love with the Word of God and believe, wholeheartedly, that the Bible is divinely inspired truth.

 

2 responses to “Never Lost”

  1. kathee says:

    I remember lying in my room when I was in high school and writing in a journal to my future husband. I’d write all sorts of notes and questions and things I’d wonder or ask this man when I eventually met him. I would wonder where he was and what he was doing and if he was thinking about md too. It has always been such a strong desire in my heart to find a wonderful man to marry, someone who would love me and cherish me and appreciate me for the person I am. I always thought I would get married right out of college, just like my parents, so when that plan didn’t work out, I started to get discouraged. A school mate snatched my future husband away from my arms just because she had spiritual powers, all hope was lost to me before i came across the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@gmail.com
    ) who i confided in, i told him my long story and he helped me regain back my lover with his prayers which is now my husband today. if you have any problem email the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@gmail.com
    ).

  2. M says:

    I love this and thanks for such a lovely analogy. It will an easy one to recall and has uplifted a heart in need of it (PS – if that’s Roman in the photograph, he’s gorgeously cute ! 🙂 )

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