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Topic: THE WHOLE WORLD IN GOD’S HANDS (not the song) (05/28/15)
- TITLE: In His Hands
By Danae Frank
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I had opened shop three years ago, and gained a consistent flow of curious clients- people wanting to know who they would marry, how many children they would have, should they leave their significant other, should they do this, should they do that, when would they die, how would they die, and the list went on and on. Of course, I could never give specifics, and for the ten dollars they paid, they were usually satisfied with my ability to read their personality type, relationship patterns, and other generalities. I had five or six regulars comprised of overly paranoid elderly people and those seeking oneness with the universe wanting to discuss their horoscope.
I had another regular, though not a customer. A lady passed by my store every week on a Tuesday morning about the time I open up. She never came inside, but she always taped a pamphlet to my door, smiled and waved like we were friends, and walked on. Every week I opened the door, took the pamphlet (it was always the same one) and threw it in the garbage.
As I walked from the door to assume my usual position at my desk, the Tuesday morning lady passed, taping the pamphlet to my door with a smile. On this particular day my curiosity peaked. The mere regularity of this lady was enough to get my attention, but her unwarranted friendliness each week intrigued me. I took the pamphlet, walked back to my desk and began to read. It was the plan of salvation.
I closed my shop three years ago, after coming to accept Christ as my Savior. The lady who left the pamphlet is now my best friend, Amber. She has led me in my pursuit of knowing Christ. She has shown me the hands of the Savior where I find my name engraved. (Is. 49:16) I am in his hands, and nothing will ever be able to remove me. (John 10:28) In his hands I have discovered an entirely new world. When I look at nature, I no longer see an accident, but rather the magnificent handiwork of an omnipotent creator. I read of the healing power of his hands, and see how they have healed my own heart and soul. My heart aches and swells with the knowledge that his hands were stretched out and nailed to the cross for the redemption of my sins.
I no longer make my living by looking into the hands of strangers. Rather, I look into the hands of my Savior, and in His hands I have found my whole world.
**This is a work of fiction
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