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We are in Good Hands

December 7, 2016

Big Sister lends a Helping Hand

November 28, we welcomed Daniella Sofia into the world. She is the younger sister of Ana Lucia. Anilu has quickly taken on the role of ‘big sister’ with joy and delight. In the picture, you see her feeding her new baby sister.

I’m sure Ani feels very grown up and capable, but if you look closely there is a very large hand under the baby. Ani is doing her thing, but dad (Zach) is supplying the strength and security the baby needs.

Isn’t this a picture of life? We act very capable and determined to do our thing. We make plans, buy supplies, plan calendars, and set everything in order for an occasion. However, we sometimes need to be reminded that underneath the order of our days, there is a divine Order supporting us.

Zach would never take his hand away and leave Ani holding the baby. She is not capable on her own of providing all that is needed. She may not want help. She may not even realize help is there. But for this scene to remain one of bliss, dad’s hand must remain a part of the equation.

Reflect with me: Where is God’s hand under my life? Is there any area where I am acting like I don’t need him or want him? Have I ever thought about what my life would be like without his hand under me? He not only is able; he wants to hold us. Even when life is hard, it is good to remember we are in good hands.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wim assink permalink
    December 7, 2016 12:39 PM


  2. Marcel Eisma permalink*
    December 7, 2016 7:40 PM

    Thanks for this reflection, Phil! Looking back, it is so clear where God’s hand has supported, guided, and protected me. But of course, at the time impossible to admit or even see…

  3. December 15, 2016 9:00 AM

    Beautiful! So happy for the little family…and the grandparents 😉
    And thank you for the moments reflecting on where God’s hand is under my life.

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