Ellen G. White Writings

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Humble Hero, Page 225

Though now He shares the throne of the universe, Jesus has lost none of His compassion. Today His pierced hand reaches out to bless His people in the world. “And they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” The person who has come to Christ in faith is more precious in His sight than the whole world. He will never abandon one for whom He has died. Unless His followers choose to leave Him, He will hold them securely.

Christ Is Still Our Personal Shepherd

Our never-failing Helper does not leave us alone to struggle with temptation and finally be crushed with burdens and sorrow. Though now He is hidden from mortal sight, the ear of faith can hear His voice saying, “Fear not; I am with you. I have endured your sorrows, experienced your struggles, encountered your temptations. I know your tears; I have also wept. I know the griefs that lie too deep to be breathed into any human ear. You are not forsaken. Though your pain may touch no responsive cord in any heart on earth, look to Me and live.” See Isaiah 54:10.

Because we are the gift of His Father and the reward of His work, Jesus loves us as His children. He loves you. Heaven itself can bestow nothing greater, nothing better. So trust.

Jesus thought about people all over the earth who were misled by false shepherds, scattered among wolves, and He said, “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” NRSV.

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. ... I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.” As a member of the human family Jesus was mortal; as God He was the Fountain of life for the world. He could have withstood death’s approach, but He laid down His life voluntarily so that He could bring life and immortality to light.

He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:5, 6.

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