He Won’t Let Go

Some years ago on a hot summer day a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. 

 In a hurry to dive into the cool water he ran out the back door and raced into the water, not realising that as he swam toward the middle of the lake a Crocodile was swimming toward the shore.

 His Mother, in the house looking out the window, saw the two as they got closer and closer together.  In utter fear, she ran toward the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could.  Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his Mother.

 Just as he reached her, the Crocodile reached him.  From the dock, the Mother grabbed her little boy by the arms just as the Crocodile snatched his legs.  That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. 

The Crocodile was much stronger than the mother, but the mother was much too passionate to let go.

 A Farmer happened to drive by, heard her screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the Crocodile. 

  Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived.  His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. On his arms, were deep scratches where his Mother’s fingernails dug into his flesh in her effort to hang on to the son she loved.

 The newspaper reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma asked if he would show him his scars. 

The boy lifted his pant legs.  And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter…

 “But look at my arms.  I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Mom wouldn’t let go!”

 You and I can identify with that little boy.  We have scars, too.  No, not from a Crocodile  but the scars of a painful past.  Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret and some are from  others who have inflicted hurt on us knowingly or unknowingly.

 But some wounds, are because God has refused to let go…   In the midst of your struggle, He’s been there holding onto you.

 He wants to protect us and provide for us in every way… But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations.

 The swimming hole of life is filled with peril — and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack…

  That’s when the tug-of-war begins, and if we have the scars of God’s Love in our hearts as He disciplined us by allowing us to go our own way and we suffered because of it and came to our senses,  then we can be very, very grateful. 

 He did not — and will not — let us go  and He always wins!

The Scripture teaches that because we are a Redeemed Child of God  that the Lord  Loves us and rescues, heals and restores us in other words…

Nothing can separate us from His Love.  

And when  we have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as our Lord and Saviour, then  it will  be shown by our repentance meaning heart felt sorrow and turning from evil and doing good by the empowering of The Holy Spirit. When we do this  our evil flesh nature is put to death and we live in obedience to God,  putting  Him first and allowing Him to be in control and we can do this because…

 He has rescued us and set us free.

Music – You rescued me   


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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17 Responses to He Won’t Let Go

  1. Ron says:

    Great story painting wonderful word pictures, just like the Bible does; of Gods struggle to reach His children and hold them to Himself



  2. Your post touched my heart and opened my eyes to God unconditional love and mercy. I have fallen so many times, and yes, he rescued me everytime. True love is a love that you would risk even your life so you can save a love one. God showed me that everyday. I also his love through my wife and son and the people who loved me despite of my shortcomings and imperfections. God bless you always and your family.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you island traveler for sharing from your heart your honesty causes me to have great respect for you as a person of worth. Real Love is from God and does not give up and when we have God’s Love for Him and others we do not give up and we do not hurt the ones we Love or wish ill for them, we can’t because we Love with God’s Love but that is not how the world sees Love. How do we have God’s Love, Jesus tells us, ask and we will receive and then we believe we have so we choose to walk in His Love.

      Christian Love Anne.


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  4. Lady Deidre says:

    Hello, Annie. Empowering post, and a great reminder that God is holding on to us!
    God Bless You!


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dei very True my friend, sure I have suffered much but God healed me with His balm and it’s called Love and Love does not give up! and God is Love.

      Christian Love Anne.


  5. isaiah43123 says:

    Very reassuring, Anne. He is forever faithful indeed!
    Keep the Faith!


  6. I love this post! After all I have been through with Wendy, there is no doubt in my mind that HE never lets go! Praise HIS Holy Name!


    • Freedomborn says:

      In my mind too Bob and you have your life ahead to share that with others God never gives up on His redeemda Children or wishes them harm He is Love.

      Thank you for your Faithfulness – Christiam Love


  7. lambskinny says:

    Anne – Absolutely! God never lets go! Never. Thanks, Carley


  8. mtsweat says:

    Amen Anne. Marvelous illustration. God bless.


    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you mtsweat and your so right God’s Love is a Marvellous illustration it is not flawed in anyway. I have been checking out some new Blogs the last few days but I must pop over and see what you have been up to, it always gets me thinking which I thinks great and is very needed. Have I told you mtsweat that your a V.N.P ? if not I am now.

      Christian Love Anne.


  9. Annie, The first part had me upset, the second part reassured. Which I guess is the way things work throughout life if we trust in Him. Thanks for sharing this story.


    • Freedomborn says:

      How wise you are Drusilla, if we look only at the temporal things we will be weighed down but instead we look ahead to all that God has promised and so enjoy now the Light of The Lord that is in our hearts and the beauty we reflect is seen in our actions and words and like Jesus our words uplift and encourages even if we need to warn of danger or correct error and even if at first they are rejected they will still bring good fruit.

      Christian Love Anne.


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