Original painting. A few years ago I spent a couple of months painting hands!
They fascinated me and the idea of God taking hold of our hand and walking with us just blew me away.
This poem encouraged me too:
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!”
And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night
And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.
So, heart, be still!
What need our little life,
Our human life, to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low
God hideth His intention.
The Desert 1908
Minnie Louise Haskins 1876 – 1957
Quoted by King George 6th,Christmas 1939
Putting your hand into God’s hand is much better than going along a path that is a known way.