In Good Hands

22 May

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

The phrase, “In Good Hands”
is meant to mean “competency, safety, or care”.
Since the 1300s, seven centuries later,
we hear the words everywhere.

Even in a popular song,
“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”,
and in an insurance company’s slogan,
“With “us” You’re in good hands”.

As good as the hands of highly skilled people are,
can they compare with the hands of God
in terms of comfort, skill, or safety?
(God doesn’t have hands, of course,
but “the hand of God” is mentioned
fifteen times in scripture, usually
as a reference to His power and authority.)

Isn’t that what we hope for
when we are in a difficult circumstance?
Don’t we want someone with power and authority
to step in and meet our need?

That is likely what Peter had in mind
when he wrote that “we should cast all our cares
upon God since God cares for us. (1 Peter 5:7).

I am going to put my hand in the hand
of the Man who stilled the waters,
and I’m going to look to Him who calmed the sea.
I’m going to trust the One who took my sins upon Himself
And laid down His life for you and me.

3 Responses to “In Good Hands”

  1. Barbara A Martin May 23, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Such a memorable poem on this holiday of remembrance.


    • Louise Gibson May 23, 2015 at 9:23 am #

      What a nice thing to say, Barbara. Thank you, and God bless!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Louise Gibson May 22, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    It is so encouraging to have so many males respond to my poems each week. Really. Thank you!


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