Did you ever wonder about the hands of God? Or have you ever looked up in the sky on a bright and starry night and considered the greatness of God who fashioned the heavens and the earth and all the universe, seen and unseen?
Last Sunday, there was a baby dedication at our church and the Sunday School children sang “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” complete with actions and much joy, and it got me really thinking on the truth of that song. Truly, He’s got the whole world in His hands—from the tiniest baby to the grandest mountain, magnificent oceans, and all.
As I sat listening to those words, I thought of the magnitude of God: His omnipotence, His omniscience and His omnipresence, and remembered David’s musing in Psalm 8: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained…” And at Psalm 119:73, the Bible says: “Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding…”
That song also helped me reflect on all the benefits we receive at the hands of God. It caused me to think deeply of how God’s hands provide for us in the natural realm in the form of food, clothing, shelter and every physical need, and spiritually in the form of transformation. Surely, the prophet Ezra was inspired when he wrote: “…the hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him…” (Ezra 8:22).
And as I thought of transformation by God’s hand, my thoughts rambled on to Jeremiah’s experience at the potter’s house. Just as the potter forms his clay, God’s hand breaks us, molds us and fashions us, day by day into the persons He wants us to be. And as I reflected on God’s creative hands, I thought too about how in another context, we sometimes act as His hands, even His feet, when we manifest expressions of Him in life, on His behalf. Even then, it is His hands at work. God=s got the whole world in His hands: that which we can and cannot see.
I was reminded too, of the text that tells “as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden look to the hand of her mistress,” so our eyes look to God and wait on Him until we have His mercy. Later, I searched for that text and found it at Psalm 123:2. And yet, when the hands of masters and mistresses act for benefit to their servants, it is God’s hands at work.
When we consider that only God is the Giver of all good and perfect gifts, we come to realize that in the broadest sense of the word, God is truly our only Provider and is a God of love and compassion. We then come to understand it is of no use looking anywhere else for blessings but to God, the Good, Omnipotent for His hands are not shortened on our behalf – Isaiah 59:1.
SPEAK THE WORD: “Heavenly Father, help me truly realize that you are the Giver of every good and perfect gift, and you have fashioned the universe and me all by your hand. Thank you, Father. Amen.”
May the Lord richly bless you with His peace, love and harmony for ever.