We are on the floor playing; books and picture cards scatter the living room floor. She makes her way to me crawling up into my lap. Giving her a little snuggle she smiles up at me. I am thankful. My daughter is a gift.
She remains in my lap so I begin to sing…”He’s got the whole world in His hands…He’s got the whole world in His hands…” He’s got cousins, aunts and uncles, grandpas and grandmas, mommy and daddy in His hands. I make it through the list of family. As I sing I think how much I want her to know, believe that God is in control, and His will is the best. I want her to grow up singing this song trusting God every step of the way.
But I pause. Do I trust God is in control every step of the way? Do I believe He has me in His hands…that He has what is best for me? Can my daughter see that I trust God and believe in His sovereignty?
Humbling. Again I am reminded of faith like a child. I remember singing this song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” at Vacation Bible school as a child. I used to picture these giant, gentle hands holding me, like a great big teddy bear. I remember feeling a sense of security thinking about God’s big, yet soft hands holding me. I remember thinking His hands were wrapped in my favorite blanket.
Should my picture be so different today? Should I not trust the gentle giant hands of God?
I want my life to reflect God as trustworthy. Because He is! He is more than worthy.
I am going to jump right up into those big blanket wrapped hands. Do you want to join me?
Matthew 18:3-4 “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” ESV
Mark 10:15 “…Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” ESV
Acts 4:24 When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them…” NLT