IN HIS BOSOM
John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
John 14:20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
Do you ever feel alone, I mean really alone. For a Christian, this can be the most terrifying of all feelings. We faced the struggles and problems in this world without the Lord before, we never want to go back there again. Recently I was feeling all alone. i was dealing with some personal and ministry challenges and I was in a feel sorry for myself kind of mind set (you probably never feel like that). That’s when today’s verses begin to come to me (I guess I was not alone after all). I became aware that if Christ was in the bosom of the Father, so was I. When Christ entered my life, I entered into His. Today, I am in Him and He is in me. That is the safest place I know. Matthew Henry spoke powerfully about Christ being in the Father’s bosom. Check this out.
“In the bosom of the Father; that is, In the bosom of his special love, dear to him, in whom he was well pleased, always his delight. All God’s saints are in his hand, but his Son was in his bosom, one in nature and essence, and therefore in the highest degree one in love. In the bosom of his secret counsels. As there was a mutual complacency, so there was a mutual consciousness, between the Father and Son; none so fit as he to make known God, for none knew his mind as he did. Our most secret counsels we are said to hide in our bosom; Christ was privy to the bosom-counsels of the Father. The prophets sat down at his feet as scholars; Christ lay in his bosom as a friend.”
Being in the Father’s bosom speaks of the most intimate relationship possible. The Father loves the Son; in eternity past, in His life on earth, and today, seated at the Father’s right hand. They are inseparable. How could Jesus ever be abandoned? Impossible! That brings us to us. We also are in the Father’s bosom. It would be impossible to be abandoned. In rare instances a mother or father could abandon a child, but there is not the slightest chance He could ever forget or abandon us. We are in Him and He is in us. We are never alone.
So what kind of challenges are facing you? What kind of enemy is on your radar? You are not alone. You are in the Father’s bosom. You live in a place of total intimacy. I guess the question we have to answer is this, am I taking advantage of this unthinkable privilege that has been given to me in Christ or am I trying to handle things on my own?