God’s Hands, 1
My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens;
when I summon them, they all stand up together. Isaiah 48:13
Selah. Pause and calmly think about that—God’s hands laying the foundation of the earth and spreading out the heavens. What a picture, whether you see it literally or figuratively. And do you smile when you read the last line? When God summons them, “they all stand up together.”
Oh, the power, might, and sovereignty of God! I’m reminded of the question asked in Genesis, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (18:14). Let our rhetorical response be an impassioned, “No.”
Every aspect of new life demonstrates God’s creative hand—a child in the womb, a seed sprouting in the spring, a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. Every expression of beauty from our easel, pen, or potter’s wheel displays God’s creative power. The way we think, imagine, and solve, reflects the God who made us in His image.
Although we live in a broken world, where decay and depravity litter the landscape and threaten our peace, let us be mindful and not forget that the God who created in perfection will come again to redeem and restore—our world and us.
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to
a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13