This statue in Colmar, France was sculpted by Bartholdi, the same artist who created the Statue of Liberty. It is called, “Les Grands Soutiens du Monde” or “The Great Supports of the World.” There are three figures representing three lofty ideas: two arms of justice, one arm of work and one arm of patriotism. They are depicted walking and supporting the world with their powerful arms. I appreciate the artistic sentiment behind this sculpture. But unfortunately, sometimes those arms get a bit weary and drop.
Today’s verse reminds us of God’s incredible power and control. How reassuring it is to know that planet earth has much stronger arms holding it up! The powerful arm of the Sovereign Lord brought about the creation of the heavens and the earth. What is more, His arm is outstretched still! Creation around me attests to His amazing power. The night skies above overwhelm me with His majesty. Nothing is too hard for Him. All He needs to do is to stretch out His arm.
I forget that when I get overwhelmed with my little world. Yet, He is able and willing to again stretch out His arm in my life. All things are possible with God (Mark 10:27). For Him there are no limits of time or space or any other constraint. He established the laws of nature and can just as easily put them aside for His purpose. Those arms not only create but they hold me up when I feel weary. Those are the arms that tenderly carry me when I just can’t anymore.
Thank you Lord, that I can lean on and trust Your powerful arms.