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MID-WEEK MEDITATION

August 16, 2017

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10)

No one will snatch them out of my hand (John 10:28)

The hands that created Adam out of the dust, the hands that formed Eve out of Adam, the hands that led Israel out of Egypt, the hands that provided 40 years in the wilderness were the same hands that flung stars in the universe, marked the boundaries for the waters of the sea, placed the planet earth in the milky way that contains the solar system. Yet those were the same hands that surrendered to the cruel nails on the cross. The hands that shaped you in your mother’s womb, the hands that allowed those nails to mercilessly pierce through, the hands that led you thus far is the safest place that you could ever be in. The safest place to be in is the hand of God. In the words of Charles Cowman, “the only things in heaven that man has made are the five wounds which are born on the body of Jesus. His wounded hands plead at the throne of Grace for all who call upon the name of the Lord. His saving hands are secure hands. They are able to hold secure for time and eternity all that we commit to him”. No wonder, great men and women of Christian faith often contemplated on the hands of Jesus because of which we got precious hymns like, "Safe in the arms of Jesus" "Leaning on the everlasting arms" "Precious Lord take my hands" etc. 

Where are, you trying to find your security? You may get what you are running after or desiring to have, but you may still not find security in it. Too many things on earth are like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. If you are in the hands of God, you have everything and you are in the most secure place in the entire universe. No hands of men could say what Jesus said, “No one will snatch them out of my hand”. Stay there and stay calm, that’s enough, more than enough.

Lord, I thank you for your hands that led me thus far. Help me to trust the hands that surrendered when my sinfulness drew those nails long ago on the cross. If you could go to that extend of giving your precious hands on the cross to save me, how much more should I be able to trust those hands every day? Thank you for your hand that leads, protects and provides for me. Help me to stay calm and stay secure in your hands. Amen

-Pastor

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