"...they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come." (John 7)
I was in a prayer time with local youth pastors yesterday and I read the passage from Psalm 100..."the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations." It occurred to me that this is cause for great security and rest and at the same time a call to go and do.
Jesus did not fear these crowds when they got so mad at him...we read a while ago that one group tried to throw him off a cliff but he "went his way". Jesus knew that his time was in the Father's hands and that was a cause for security. Jesus knew that his time was in the Father's hands and that was also a cause for walking, teaching, healing, sharing and going toward a goal.
God is good, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endures to our generation...and beyond. Let's rest in that. Let's work in that. Our times are in God's hands.