Nothing in My Hands

A friend of mine recently traveled to Florida for the births of two new grandchildren. Her step-daughter was due at the end of April, and her son's wife was expected to deliver at the end of May.

In the meanwhile I was busy preparing for a series of studies on The Lord's Prayer. The two events melded as I thought about the phrase: "Our Father …"

Those two babies came into the world with absolutely nothing, buck naked and totally dependent. Those are the conditions necessary for entering the Kingdom of God. We come with nothing and are totally dependent on the goodness and mercy of our Father in heaven.

This was the message that Jesus delivered when He took the child into His arms and said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" —Matthew 18:2, 3.

We can add nothing to our salvation except trust. It is only as we stand before Him with nothing to offer that we can receive everything we need from Him.


  1. We all think we have so much to offer God. Isn't that silly? All we do - all we CAN do - is only in His power.

    Thanks for the reminder, my friend.


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