A little girl had just finished witnessing to a small group of friends. Joyfully she told of God’s saving grace and how His love had touched her heart. With assurance, she appropriately concluded her testimony by quoting these comforting words of Jesus recorded in John’s gospel: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father who gave them to Me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:28, 29) Just then a joshing, doubting friend piped up with the question, “But Maggie, supposed you slip through His fingers? Quick as a flash she replied, “Never, never! You see, I’m one of the fingers!”
Maggie may not have been well versed in the language of theology, but a Biblical principal had been lodged in her heart; namely that “we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Eph. 5:30). She knew that she had been joined inseparably to Jesus and that she belonged to Him.