In the Palm of Your Hand

CDsIt all started with a comment made in a sermon a few weeks ago.

That comment made my my husband think of a certain Keith Green song.

That lead to the inevitable – “Honey, do you know where the Keith Green CD’s are?”

Um – that would be no. Since moving – the CD’s have ended up in several random locations around the house and have never been organized. I could – however – tell you where it was for the last ten years  at the other house!

Ahh… the joys of moving! 🙂

Fast forward a week. We’re in the big city at our favorite thrift store when an Allison Krauss song begins to play.

I turn to my husband and ask the inevidible “Honey, do you know where the Allison Krauss CD’s are?”

Umm…that would be no. He could – however – tell me where they were for the last ten years in the other house.

Fast forward one more week.

The kids are at Grandma’s for the evening and my husband and I have a “date night”. We were spending the evening cleaning out and caulking the bathroom closet to prepare it for painting.

(I know – we have some really romantic dates around here! 🙂 But we have found – if we’re going to take a bathroom out of commission – it’s much easier with the five kids gone!)

So – with Jan prepping the closet – I set out to search for CD’s.

I found some forgotten treasures! The rest of the evening was spent with Jan in contortions caulking the closet while I held the light for him and changed the CD’s.

What sweet memories we relived through that music.

This Allison Krauss song in particular – really touched me.

I leave you with the words….

“In The Palm Of Your Hand”

If I could have the world and all it owns
A thousand kingdoms, a thousand thrones
If all the earth were mine to hold
With wealth my only goal

I’d spend my gold on selfish things
Without the love that Your life brings
Just a little bit more is all I’d need
‘Til life was torn from me

I’d rather be in the palm of Your hand
Though rich or poor I may be
Faith can see right through the circumstance
Sees the forest in spite of the trees
Your grace provides for me

If I should walk the streets no place to sleep
No faith in promises You keep
I’d have no way to buy my bread
With a bottle for my bed

But if I trust the One who died for me
Who shed His blood to set me free
If I live my life to trust in You
Your grace will see me through

I’d rather be in the palm of Your hand
Though rich or poor I may be
Faith can see right through the circumstance
Sees the forest in spite of the trees

If I could have the world
If I could have the world and all it owns …

4 thoughts on “In the Palm of Your Hand

  1. Makes me think of the song my grandpa always used to sing. “I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold. I’d rather have him than have riches untold.” I love that song!

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  2. I can certainly relate to the move and not being able to find things! I just recently realized we’ve lived in this house for three years and it’s the longest we’ve ever been in the same house. I guess it’s time to finish unpacking. Well, but then we’d probably move! lol

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