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Scripture: Exodus 3:19-20; 1 Peter 5:6-7; Psalms 139:14
I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a friend of mine. The email was simply titled "Hands". As I read the email it really made me think. Here are a few excerpts from the email:
ĄX A basketball in my hands is worth about $19. A basketball in Michael Jordanís hands is worth about $33 million. It depends on whose hands itís in.
ĄX A baseball in my hands is worth about $6. A baseball in Mark McGuireís hands is worth about $19 million. It depends on whose hands itís in.
ĄX A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal. A rod in Mosesí hands parted the Red sea. It depends on whose hands itís in.
ĄX A sling shot in my hands is a kidís toy. A sling shot in Davidís hand is a mighty weapon. It depends on whose hands itís in.
These are just a few of examples the email mentioned that started me to thinking. I thought about things that I well with my hands and things that I cannot do regardless of the instrument that are in my hands to complete the task. For example, no one in their right mind would pay me to endorse their products because I hold and swing a golf club, but they will pay Tiger Woods millions. A circular saw, some wood, screws and a drill is just a circular saw, wood, screws and drill in my hands. But in a carpenterís hands they can become the framework for many things, including a house. A sewing machine in my hands is just a sewing machine that I am looking to put down somewhere. A sewing machine in my wifeís hands becomes clothes, drapery, etc. It all depends on whose hands it is in. While that email resonated within my mind I saw a commercial on the television that really brought everything home to me. In the commercial it showed several bad things happening such as a car wreck, house flooding, home damage caused from severe weather. It showed people trying to find a way through a maze of paperwork in order to have their damaged items repaired through their insurance company. Then the spokesman comes on and explains that his insurance company would easily take care of all of your disasters if your insurance policy was with them. Their slogan goes like this: "Youíre in good hands with Allstate." Ever seen that commercial?
This morning I ask you, "Are You In Good Hands?" There are many people walking around professing to be Christians yet they do not operate as if they are in good hands, Godís hands. There are many good Christians who do not understand the meaning of what it means to be in Godís hands. One point that I want to make clear is this, you can be saved and on your way to heaven and still not have everything pertaining to you in Godís hand. Your salvation may be in Godís hands, but the things you experience daily while here on earth can very much be in your hands or someone elseís hands. Throughout this series of messages I want you to remember one thing, regardless of whose hands your situations are in, only one set of hands guarantees the best outcome and thatís Godís hands. This morningís message is the introduction to this short series on what it means to be in God hands and likewise what it means to put things in Godís hands.
I. Godís Hands
There are over 185 references to Godís hands or the hand of the Lord in the Bible. These references refer to or demonstrate Godís
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