In the palm of His hand

by Melissa Lee, Staff of OYP

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14

During my silent retreat in October last year, I received an image of a small girl (which was me) in a water droplet and God’s hand holding the water droplet. I struggled to draw this image and actually forgot about it. It was only a couple of weeks ago where I was prompted to draw this image during a time of prayer.

I was prompted to draw a baby. I was confused at first as it was different from what I remembered but went ahead with the prompting.

As I drew the droplet, it was revealed to me that the water droplet seemed quite fragile, as though it may burst at any moment and I was afraid that when it burst, the baby will drop but yet there was peace in knowing that even if it burst, the baby is still safe because God’s hand was holding the water droplet and ultimately, the baby as well.

Through a conversation that happened later that day, I shared what came up during prayer. What came through the conversation was that there was a new fire growing in me and it dawned upon me that the baby also represents this new life and growth that God had placed in me. It was a beautiful reminder that there is always growth in my faith journey. 

God reassured me of this peace that He has given me, that nothing can disturb me for He is with me always, carrying me in the palm of His hands. Amen.




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