GOD NEVER GIVES UP

“I am your brother Joseph … Now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me here ahead of you to save people’s lives.” GENESIS 45:4–5

“The Lord does what is right” (Psalm 11:7). God never gives up. When Joseph was dropped into a pit by his own brothers, God didn’t give up. When Moses said, “Here I am, send Aaron,” God didn’t give up. When the delivered Israelites wanted Egyptian slavery instead of milk and honey, God didn’t give up. When Peter worshiped him at the supper and cursed him at the fire, he didn’t give up.

And when human hands fastened the divine hands to a cross with spikes, it wasn’t the soldiers who held the hands of Jesus steady. It was God who held them steady. God, who would give up his only Son before he’d give up on you.

from SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY