Made famous in the 1950s when some of the world’s most celebrated artists covered the tune and its hopeful text, the song still rings true. Conceived in a desperate world of 19th-century trouble, the simple truth of God’s prevailing goodness and power seemed again to meet the moment, in the wake of World War II. “He’s got you and me brother, in His hands, He’s got you and me sister, in His hands…” prompted a new audience to look heavenward.
“For the life of every living thing is in His hand, and the breath of every human being.” —Job 12:10 NLT
The Church of God in the United States and Canada will meet in Tampa in June 2023 for its biennial Convention and General Assembly. More than routine, this meeting will also set the stage for a historic global assembly of the Movement, as a new international partnership, drawing together 100 Church of God assemblies at work in twenty-three time zones, convenes for the first time.
In every nation, at home and abroad, there are mountains to climb, souls to save, wrongs to right, Kingdom truths to bring to life, and tests to overcome. Plenary and elective sessions will inspire and teach, even as they tackle tough stuff and big questions. Cancer? War? Hunger? Division? Fear? Death? Everything will be framed by this reassuring and empowering truth: He’s got the whole world in His hands.
“He existed before anything else and He holds all creation together” (Colossians 1:17 NLT).
Like those who originally imagined the iconic spiritual, never give up; look up. Jesus is the subject.
Register now. Bring someone with you. Be encouraged. Change the world.
General Director at Church of God Ministries, for the United States and Canada