“His Hands Are Bigger”

“For I know the plans I have for you”–this is the LORD’s declaration–“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. ” – Jeremiah 29:11

A little boy went w/his father into town to buy some things.

In the store, the boy stood quietly as the father picked up all the things he needed.

As they left, the proprietor said to the boy, “Son, you have been so good. Why don’t you reach into the candy jar & get a handful of candy?”

The little boy said nothing but just stood there.

Finally, the proprietor reached into the jar & gave a handful of candy to the boy.

On the way home, the father asked his son, “Why didn’t you reach into the jar & get the candy yourself? I’ve never known you to be shy.”

The boy replied, “I wasn’t being shy. I just knew his hand was bigger than my hand.”

Last week we looked at the thought that God is going to take care of us, but it is more than that. You can take care of something and give it just enough to get by; however, when we are fully submitted to God, we receive from His hand more than we ever could in our own.

It is easy to get impatient and just grab for things we see without waiting for Him, but when we patiently wait for Him, watch out because the blessings are going to flow. We have His word on it. That doesn’t mean He will give us cars, money, houses (although He might), but the greater gifts or love, peace, joy, comfort and grace.

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