The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. [John 3:35 NLT]
What do you think it means for everything to be in the hands of the Son? Some think it describes a Messiah that is in control of everything. Others see it more as a reference to the redemptive force of the Messiah. I tend to see it more as the latter. The ministry of redemption is a major messianic theme.
I love that God is able to take our sins and mistakes and turn them into something beautiful. His hands are those of a divine potter. Molding us. Shaping us. Adding holy water to our hard clay. Bringing beauty from lumps of clay. It is a beautiful image of what is means to be in the strong hands of the Son.
Help us to sense your hands of love Lord. Cause us to rest as you mold us into beautiful people.
... this devotion is part of a series about John the Baptist.