HANGING ON HIS ARM
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Most people believe in God, at least they believe someone or something exists that created all things. What is hard for many people is to believe, and actually see, is His involvement in our lives, especially in a personal, day to day manner. I believe that is exactly the kind of God we have and this verse says exactly that. He is sustaining “all things” in the universe, my life is literally in His hands. The unexpected curves or roadblocks (or even train wrecks) are not unexpected to Him. They are actually the stepping stones to His purposes and plans in my life. A.W. Pink has some interesting thoughts about today’s verse.
“The term “uphold” (or sustain in the NIV) seems to refer both to preservation and government. “By Him the worlds were made” – their materials were called into being, and arranged in comely order; and by Him, too, they are preserved from running into confusion, or reverting back into nothing. The whole universe hangs on His arm; His unsearchable wisdom and boundless power are manifested in governing and directing the complicated movements of animate and inanimate, rational, and irrational beings, to the attainment of His own great and holy purpose; and He does this by the word of His power, or by His powerful word. All this is done without effort or difficulty. He speaks, and it is done; He commands, and it stands fast”. What a proof that the “Son” is God!”
I love that phrase, “the whole universe hangs on His arm”. My life is hanging on His arm, what do I have to be troubled about? Moses said that “underneath are the Everlasting Arms”. Our lives, our world is being sustained and carried along in the arms of God. How can this truth effect and help me in my daily life and activities? How can this message become real in my life? By becoming still, just rest, chill out and think about Him. I mean really think about the Lord, that is what meditation is. In your place of quiet contemplation His incredible strength is made alive in and to you. In those times of quiet reflection Jesus begins to reveal Himself, and when that happens, you will glimpse for yourself Him who “is sustaining all things by His powerful word”.