So much of life is holding on. We hold on to our job even though we are not happy. We hold on to our friends even though they seem to have lost interest in being with us. We hold on to our health even though disease has diminished our strength. We hold on to our faith even though our mind is riddled with doubts about the promises and purposes of God. While we are desperately holding on to life, life is holding on to us. Our faith will not let us down. Nothing of lasting value will be lost for those who come to faith.