Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In His Hands

If Christ is Healer and the Holy Spirit is Helper, then what do we make of the Father in the Trinity, God Himself? Since Christians so appreciate a good alliteration of points, we can only conclude that the Father God is Holder.

He's got the whole world in His hands. (You're welcome.)

So often when we see the Father God in Scripture, we are talking about His hands. By His hand, He led Israel through the wilderness. By His hand, He brought them out. In His hand, He held the formless and the void. With His hand, He shaped the world. We are but clay in the hands of the potter, who is, you guessed it, Father God. With His righteous hand, He upholds the psalmist. With a motion of His hand, He controls even the wind and the waves.

Again and again, the testimony of His hands that reveals this Father God to us, and in them, we see both His power and His love. 

This is why we must call Him Holder - for it is at this very crux that we find ourselves, nestled in both His power and His love. It is here where He has revealed Himself to us and where He keeps us safe. It is by His hand that He leads us, taking ours told hold in His as we walk together through tough terrain. It is by His hand that He shapes us, like clay on the potter's wheel. It is by His hand that He formed us, knit us together in our mother's wombs from the formless and void. And it is by His hand that He sustains us. 

There is not a place in all creation that I would rather be than in His hand. For in His hand, I know that I am not only in His presence, but in His heart. I am not only being shaped, but being sheltered. I am not only being loved, but being led. 

It's beautiful.

And this is the essence of the Trinity - God the Father holds us, Jesus the Christ heals us, and the Holy Spirit helps us. Holder, Healer, Helper...holy.

He's got the whole world in His hands.

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