My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me (Psalms 63:8) –
Out of the depths of His love and mercy, He ordained that He would provide Himself as the payment for our unpayable debt. He knew there would be no other means of rescue. So out of eternity, God reached forth His mighty, loving right hand into the pit of destruction to gather a people unto Himself. He undertook to do for us what we were unable to do.
As He reveals to us our sinfulness and our helplessness, and as we cry out to Him for mercy, we are rescued by His hand and pulled safely out of the darkness into the light. We experience a radical transformation.
The Bible tells us that once we were darkness, now we are light (Ephesians 5:8). Our sin has been forgiven, our debt has been cancelled, and we have been transferred from the kingdom of evil to the kingdom of God (Colossians 1:13-14).
There is such strength in those hands, but also great gentleness. In my childlike weakness, I rest in my Father’s strength. I know a place of security.