In God's Hands

In Gods hands, the world as well as the whole known and unknown universe, run.

Why, because He created everything. He created what we can and cannot see.

In God’s Hands

His Creation

So Wonderful!

The atheist would ask: how do you know that? Because I am a rational human being, and being rational I know that anything that exists has a Creator. And He is Creator, God, First Cause (First cause, in philosophy, the self-created being (i.e., God) to which every chain of causes must ultimately go back. The term was used by Greek thinkers and became an underlying assumption in the Judeo-Christian tradition).

Thomas of Aquinas was a monk who used reason and logic to point to the existence of God.

The first cause argument is based around cause and effect. The idea is that everything that exists has something that caused it, there is nothing in our world that came from nothing.

As human beings we are used to seeing cause and effect in our everyday lives, so this argument is easy to relate to. For example, if you push someone (cause) they fall over (effect).

Aquinas argued that our world works in the same way. Someone or something must have caused the world to exist. The cause is God, the effect is the world.

St. Thomas of Aquinas, one of the greatest saints of the Catholic Church

Each and everyone of us are in God’s hands. You would say that you are the master of your destiny but you are only partly correct. You could control what you could become, like career-wise, or you can walk straight, but He has His hands on how you are here on earth. I believe that each and everyone of us on earth are here for a purpose.

New International Version
For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:48

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

We are so precious in God’s sight. He created us, He loves us so much that He came down to earth in the person of Jesus so that we may live forever. Instead, Jesus, God’s Son died in our place. All we need to do is to accept Jesus as our Savior. Jesus is the lamb of God who died for us.

I was 27 years old when an event in my life happened that seem to corroborate the title of this page: in God’s Hands. Memorial Day of 1983, I got hold of a letter about an unfortunate event. Shocked and sad, I drank 3/4 of a bottle of whiskey to drown my sorrow. Then I drove while intoxicated on one of California’s freeways. Avoiding another speeding car, I lost control of the car I was driving, the car flipped several times in the freeway and landed on a city street upside down from a height of at least 10 feet. I didn’t have as much as a scratch in my body and to this day, not feeling any lingering effects of that accident other than the bad memories of sleeping in a jail cell that night.

The Psalmist King David said, “You are my God. My times are in your hands.” (Psalm 31:14-15).

Indeed, God cradles my days and nights, and yes, my eternal destiny in His wonderful Hands. He shields me, comforts me, guides me each moment of my life. I am safe in His Hands.

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:8

My son recently lost his job. He has been searching for another one. As parents, my wife and I are naturally worried about his status of being unemployed. “How can he pay for his rent especially in San Diego, California where rent is so high, it is the 5th most expensive in the whole United States as of August, 2021. Just this morning, though, my wife received a text from him with the message that he got hired for a job in Irvine, (the city with the 6th highest rent in the nation).

I sent him a text: “Congrats, son. You are in God’s Hands constantly.” And he replied: “Thanks, Dad. God is good.”

Whether you are a believer or not, you might have had a close brush with death. You survived a horrific crash. Or you came so close to killing yourself. You recuperated from a certain cancer. They are all horrible events but you came through.

There are things that happen in us that cause us to lose our will to live. We keep on raising our kids, we keep on going to work, we go through all the motions, but deep within us, something snapped and we want to end it all.

And wonder of wonders, you wake up one day and seemingly want your life to go on. That survival of that big car crash, that sudden urge not to pull the trigger of that gun aimed at your temple, that light pole falling a step behind you are all miracles. You go on to live another day.

There are stories of actual people coming back from the dead. According to medical records, they were dead for hours and suddenly get resuscitated. And the common thread of those NDE‘s (near-death experience) is that a Being, a God, an angel, even a departed love one say: “it’s not yet your time to die. Go back to earth.”

We look back and realize that something kept us from dying. I would say that you were in God’s hands.

I’ve always have been fascinated by those stories. Obviously, there are dimensions beyond what we experience on earth. The afterlife is such a fascinating place.

These words are so comforting: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)