I was at a gas station last night and looked up while pumping gas. I saw a spider seemingly suspended in mid-air. I could see no web anywhere - above or beneath him – yet, he was fully supported, alive and well. He was climbing up, down and sideways but I could see nothing: nothing that he could grasp onto or that was surrounding him. Yet, he was fully encumbered and protected. I couldn't help but to think this is much like the hand of God. Though we do not see Him or His hand, He is all around us - navigating a path, pointing a way, charting a course. We may not feel the hand of God, but He is there – intricately, delicately, and wholly. He is upholding us with His right hand. He sustains us and provides for us through our own elaborate web and personal network in ways that we can not see, and in ways we don’t always understand. His ways are not our ways; His thoughts are not our thoughts. Scripture tells us His ways are higher than ours; even so, He will never leave nor forsake us. This is the invisible hand of God.
The glorious, invisible hand of God.
You may not see it, but it’s there.
Steady and Constant.
Eternal and True.
He is there.