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“All that the Father gives me will come to me.” John 6:37 (NIV)

Jesus speaks about believers as the Father’s gift to Him. In other words, the Father gives people to the Son.

The people who are given to Christ come to Him. Who are these people the Father has given? How do we know who they are? They are the ones who come to Him. They come because they are given.

How do these people come? “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him” (6:44). The Father gives certain people to Christ. He draws these people to Christ, and they come to Him.

How many who are given to Christ actually come to Him? All of them! “All that the Father gives me will come to me” (6:37). Nothing can stop these people from coming to Christ.

We get used to working with percentages. How many contacts turn into sales? How many students end up graduating? How many airplanes arrive on time?

It is a common practice for airlines to overbook their flights. The logic is simple. In any group of a hundred people who have tickets, there will be some who, for various reasons, don’t make it to the airport. The airlines assume that a certain number of people will drop out.

If we ask how many of the people God gives to His Son actually come to Him, the answer is: 100 percent. On the last day Christ will stand in the presence of the Father and He will say, “Here am I and the children God has given me” (Heb. 2:13).

Jesus is not saying, “I’ve got most of them.” He is saying, “I’ve got all of them!” If you have come to Christ, you can have complete confidence in Him. He goes on to say, “I shall lose none of all that he [the Father] has given me” (6:39).

How certain do you think Jesus wants us to be about this?