Sometimes a song sticks in your head until you replace it with other sounds and thoughts, hoping it won’t return anytime soon. If you’ve been to Disney Land and boarded the ride through “It’s a Small World” then you know what I’m talking about.
Here’s a reminder. (Blog continues after the video)
In the early Wednesday morning hours, after the Florida primary, I started pondering the condition of our great country and how far we’ve strayed from both the Constitution and any moral high ground we once had. I decided to let Max, my sleeping dog lie, and hold off jumping up to plug in the percolator. Another song, which I still can’t get out of my head, started an endless loop in my brain. A different song, an age old children’s song, one meant to comfort the innocents among us. Maybe you’ve forgotten it, or perhaps you’ve never heard it. “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Okay, I hear the humming begin, the brain trying to recall the lyrics. Simple, repetitive lyrics, easy for a child to understand.
Imagine what God must look like, or how big His hands would have to be, if indeed He really had His hands on the world. Not in a figurative way, but physically. The way a baseball pitcher holds a ball, turns it around and sometimes spits on it before winding up to send it barreling at 95 miles per hours out ahead of him. Is it possible that God looks like some celestial giant reaching through the clouds holding on to us for dear life, or is He just gently letting our world float between His two hands?
We hear the song, “God Bless America”, we barely notice the “In God We Trust” on our money. Our country has enjoyed great economic times, and times of great depression and times when moral values were taught in the home.
Then the image of two hands holding the world, with thumbs meeting over the United States, took center stage in my thoughts. Was God going to put the pressure on, urging us to get back to His standards? Or would the unthinkable happen? A “Thumbs Up?” I know we wouldn’t be cast off into cyberspace in this scenario, but I believe our country would devolve into great chaos and anarchy. Life as we know it, and enjoy it now, would be no more. In the comfort of a warm bed, as a sleeping dog lay, I shivered at the thought.