|I can't remember where I found this print (I saved it to my computer without taking note) but I love it.|
Part of our nightly routine with Jack is to sing some songs before he falls asleep. He usually requests "Hallelujah" or "This Little Light of Mine" but a few nights ago I thought I'd add "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" to our repertoire. It's always had such a nice lilt to it, and for the first time I actually took note of the lyrics. Children's hymns (like Jesus Loves Me, for example) are always so simple and yet so profound. Singing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" was such a powerful reminder for me that He does.
And once I started replacing "the whole world" with the names of people Jack and I love, and those in need of prayer, and then more quietly to myself the personal struggles we face, it became even more personal and powerful in that moment. I was so comforted by the knowledge that the Lord has all these things in His hands. That He is looking after and tending to all people and things with much more care than I could ever give. He's got the whole world in His hands, and that includes you and me and all our pain and trials.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows"