This morning it was back to school, as I was in Dundonald Primary taking their Key Stage 2 assembly. I brought a load of household items, of various shapes, sizes and weights, and challenged a pupil to hold them all in his arms. Brilliantly, he managed
to hold them all - even though he disappeared behind the pile of books, clothes hangers, boxes, shower pipe and head, toilet rolls, brush, an inflatable globe, and other items!
What was the point of that? Well, it helped us to see that while we may struggle to hold a few things, Hebrews tells us that Jesus sustains the universe by his powerful word. Colossians also reminds us that in him all things hold together. Jesus is powerful, and keeps the world going - every breath we take is given by him.
Or as the old chorus goes: 'He's got the whole world in his hands.'