Friday, November 14, 2008

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands


Okay, it's time for one of those gratuitous dad posts. Our little girl's world has been pretty small thus far, but it's getting bigger all of the time. She's meeting more kids and adults, and she's just beginning to learn how to get along without Mama or Daddy. The little milestones that occur each day make me very emotional. I want to absorb everything for her, but I can't. I'm thankful that I know she has someone bigger than me holding onto her.

I'm talking about this after taking another look at Kadir Nelson's He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. It's such a beautiful book. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for this illustrator.

Amazing scenes of a family interacting with their world accompany the familiar song. We start big with a view of the heavens, then the San Francisco skyline at daybreak, then right to a boy holding a picture he drew of his family. "He's got my brothers and my sisters in His hands." It just gets better from there.

I highly recommend this inspiring book to all families.

Here's our little one out in the great, big world. As my grandmother used to pray over me, "Be round about her, Lord." God be round about you, too.

2 comments:

Newmarket Story Hour said...

Congrats on the award..you deserve it. So you One year anniversary on soon approaching. Are you going to continue with one year of Children's books or are you done? Just wondering, cause I really like it. Later, Nic

Larry Longard said...

Oh, we'll continue. I suppose we'll change the name to Mayareads. The bigger test will be if Maya ever has a sibling. Then what will we call it? BTW, I'll be in a children's services class in the spring, so I'm hoping my frequency will naturally improve.