Thursday, March 12, 2009

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands….

My kids love this song. I remember loving it too. We sing, sing, sing this song over and over and over again…and often! We pretty much name every single person my kids have ever met, every single cartoon character they have ever watched and pretty much every single object within sight. We have also sung about how He has “toot” and “poop” in His hands if that tells you anything, which always gets the biggest chuckle from Mr. Henry. But hey…if He’s got the whole world in his hands…we must acknowledge it all, right?!
I was thinking about this song on the day that I got an e-mail from my dear friend, Pam. Pam is a single mom of two teenagers, she works and she prays. She’s probably one of the most outspoken Christian’s I know…I must admit, she kinda put me off when I first met her…I think it was at the Bayou Kitchen on a crisp fall evening…over a bucket of beers and plate of their famous chicken fried chicken. She loudly asked if she could say grace and proceeded to do so without a second thought of who was at the table or who could hear us…I was so taken aback…in a complete panic, all I could think was, ”WE ARE PRAYING WITH BEERS ON THE TABLE!”, as if we weren’t adults or that we would get into trouble somehow or, heaven forbid, struck down! (Thank God those days of feeling so judged are over)! Lots of time has passed since…I consider her a great friend and incredible woman of God. The e-mail simply read, “I was just laid off.” I’m not sure why this was so different from all the other bad news I’ve heard about friends and family that have lost jobs. But, this one just smacked me in the face. I briefly felt totally hopeless…for her, for me and the state of our world.
I saw Pam the next day…Merriwether and I got together with her to pray…we do this periodically throughout the year. Pam was totally fine. I thought she might be a little bit of a mess, but she was so normal. You know why? Because she believes and knows that she is in the palm of God’s hand. It’s so fine. We prayed for her which was expected...she prayed for both of us, which was unexpected. There was peace in all her conversation…I’m sure she’s curious about what’s next, but there’s not the angst there. He’s got her and world in his hands. Sing it!
Psalm 91: 1-4 (The Message Bible):
“You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right – he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you – under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.”


  1. That is so great that you were there for her and that she was a blessing to you in return. That is true fellowship in Christ!

  2. I saw your comment on Chatting With the Sky about your kitchen cabinets. I was hoping to see pictures here of all the stuff you painted! I am a professional faux finisher and paint EVERYTHING!!!! Would love to see your kitchen cabinets when they are done!

    Bless you, Jennifer