Posted by: jmark | February 6, 2005

God’s Providence

The small boy stood peering over the counter in the sweet shop, his mum busy looking at cards and flowers. Stretched out before him in magnificent array was an endless selection of midget gems, bon-bons, pear drops, fizz bombs and every other sweet imaginable.

The sweet shop owner looked at him and said, “Son, take a handful”

The lad looked longingly, but stood with his hands in his pockets. “Go on,” said his mum standing nearby.

Still he stood with hands buried deep within the recesses of his trousers.

The owner took a bag and scooped a handful himself, and reached to him, “Here, take these, from me to you.”

As they went out the door his mother asked, “Why wouldn’t you take a handful of sweets yourself son?”

The little lad replied, “He had bigger hands mum.”

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Cor 9:8

So often we worry about the future, we worry about coping, we worry about what to say if someone asks us about the gospel. And we forget that our God has big hands. He gives his people all we need. At all times. For all situations.

So often we try with our hands, instead of going to the one with bigger hands. “You do not have because you do not ask” – James 4:2

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