What is your favorite place in the whole wide world? Maybe a place where you are safe and secure and feel loved as you are? I hope you have such a place. But if not, know that you are more than welcome into Jesus’ arms. It’s not only the best place but also the safest place in the world. How come?
Because it’s a place where we find rest, peace, and grace upon grace. And as Warren Wiersbe has said, “The safest place in all the world is in the will of God, and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
The safest place in the world When we follow Jesus, we are safe and secure, always and everywhere. There is no place where God’s grace does not work. With the words of John Newton “If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer – His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable.”
The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thess. 3:3, NIV,*)
All the promises of the Bible are also for you and me. Hence we can count on them. But as Hannah Whitall Smith points out, resting in God’s grace is the best, the sweetest, and the safest place in the world: “Once I knew what it was to rest upon the rock of God’s promises, and it was indeed a precious resting place, but now I rest in His grace. He is teaching me that the bosom of His love is a far sweeter resting-place than even the rock of His promises.”
If Jesus is our favorite place in the world, we are always at home (no matter wher we are), always safe and secure, always loved and at peace. I take it. With great joy.