[Note: The devotional will go on pause after today but will resume shortly. Why? Because my computer needs some time in the shop! Back issues and the audio versions can be found here.]
I was talking with someone who was feeling uncertain before a big operation. Fair enough.
But then they met the doctor. He took extra time, explained what was going to happen in understandable terms, said he had performed this operation many times, showed that he cared, and even offered to pray!
This person then said they felt better about things. “Why?” I asked. They replied: “Because I know I’m in good hands.”
I know it’s a hard chapter of life. We feel uncertain. Some of you are barely hanging on. So I’m here to tell you that in Christ, you are in good hands.
Just think about Jesus’ hands and what they do for you as we approach Easter.
-The hands of your King will break bread: “This is my body given for you” (Luke 22:19)
-The hands of your King will be pierced with massive nails as he pays the price for what you and I deserve; and as he gives his life for yours and mine so we can have peace and eternity with God. (Luke 23:33)
-The hands of your King will be warmed in the sun on Easter Sunday morning as he emerges from the tomb in victory over darkness, sin, Satan and death itself for you. (Luke 24:6)
You’re not at your best right now. No one is.
So rest in this good news: The one who needs to be in charge is; and the one who needs to know what he’s doing does. Trust it. Be at peace—even in a storm—because Jesus is our true King, and we are under his care.
You are in good hands.
–My latest PODCAST is connected to today’s devotional. It is a Bible study called “Palms, revolution, and the almighty weeping King.” It is an in-depth look at Luke 19:28-44. Click here to listen, or look for ‘The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan’ wherever you subscribe to podcasts: iTunes (Apple), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn.
–The SERMON related to today’s topic is called “In good hands” and can be watched on YouTube here.
–HOLY WEEK ONLINE – If you don’t have a church home, you’re invited to worship online with Westminster in Barrie for Holy Week 2021. Maundy Thursday (Communion, 6pm), Good Friday (10am) and Easter Sunday (10:01am eastern time) can all be accessed on our YouTube channel here.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.