Hands of God

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. — Wisdom 3:1.

My mother’s soul is one hundred and five today. Her physical body left this earth long ago, but I am convinced that her soul remains “in the hands of God.”

As we get older, we lose the physical presence of friends and family more often than I care to admit. With each passing, I feel like an old tree losing its leaves one at a time. A little bit of me is gone with each friend, family member or close acquaintance.

But today’s verse brings me comfort. Not only is every soul in the hands of God, but life’s torments are extinquished.

My mother’s last words were, “I am going home.” She wasn’t talking about her house on Mellon street, but a permanent home where no torment will ever touch her.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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