Living Life via the Silver Cord: Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8). God is still using people, just as he did in the Bible. Those stories were put there for us to see how God can take a nobody and turn them into a somebody without asking anybody. We are all connected with a silver cord (Eccles. 12:6–7). This is not a puppet string. Because God loves us so much, he will not come against our choice. We have the lifeline to communicate with him and to hear his voice: “My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (John 10:27–30). I hope to open the eyes of all to show them how special they are to God and to do his will. For as long as they have breath, they have a choice.

--Valerie Hutchings