Hands of the Creator

Of course God doesn’t have hands. But if God did, they would be big and strong enough to hold and bless everything all at once. Thinking about God’s hands makes me feel safe and secure.

My prayer

Creator, You hold all of reality in Your safe hands. I rest in trust.

Biblical touchstones

do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Psalm 95:6

Rise up, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; do not forget the oppressed. Psalm 10:12

Invitation to prayer

Imagine being held by God like this book.

God holding a book

What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.

Photos
God sitting in the pinnacle above the creation sculptures of the central bay on the north porch of the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

God, the Creator: God Holding the Book of KnowledgeGod Creating the Garden of EdenGod Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)Envisioning CreationDeep ConsiderationIn the beginning, God created…The God of CreationInspiration

The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of EveGod Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Loved

Adam and Eve, Drama in the Garden of Eden: Longing for HomeGuarding; Being Sent ForthConsequences: The Blame GameNowhere to Hide From God’s Searching LoveAlienation Hurts; Adam Chokes: The Feel of AlienationEve and the SerpentThe Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden;  Adam at Home  in the Garden of EdenAnimal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)The Fall of Humanity

The Creation of the Natural World:  Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres); Creation Plants and TreesThe FirmamentNight and DayHeaven and EarthCreation: Part 2

The Garden of Eden: Trouble in the GardenThe Rivers of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Garden of EdenThe Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

Outside the Garden The Last Word Is Love

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