Weekly Devotions: Real Good Hands

One day earlier this week I was listening to my favorite local jazz station (yes there are a few still left). I caught just the tail end of a song, but the radio DJ was just losing his mind about how good this new artist is. It was enough for me to Google, Gregory Porter and then go buy his CD, Be Good.

WOW! It is rare that someone really reminds you of the people that they are said to remind you of. But this guy really does put you in the mind of old Soul singers like, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams and Donny Hathaway. But even more impressive is that his lyrics, most of which Porter wrote, are so clean and thought provoking. Which is the point of writing this post (no I’m not becoming a jazz critic). I could write a blog post for each track on the cd.

Track #4 Real Good Hands. Listen to this and check out these lyrics.

See I told you! That is just good music.

Mama don’t you worry about your daughter, Cause you’re leaving her in real good hands…

Papa don’t you fret and don’t forget that one day You was in my shoes…

Now you are the picture of the man That I someday want to be.

I know it’s hard watching the changes in our lives, But I want to make your daughter my wife…

Hearing these words, takes us back to when we first wanted to marry our wife, or when he first proposed. Do you remember those feelings when you knew you  were in Real Good Hands…

I think we all hear the question, right? Take some time to meditate on your hands, the hands that hold your spouse, are they still, Real Good? Of course not everything has gone as planned. So maybe it is a good time to meditate on the Word of God and reassess our hands, re-grip the promises of God, let His hands become our strength and assure our spouse they are still in Real Good Hands.

  • Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing
    And obtains favor from the Lord.
  • Ephesians 5: 25-28 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Devotions: Real Good Hands

  1. Andrei & Barbara James

    Great song! Greg Porter has a similar sound to Bill Withers. Very refreshing to hear lyrics that are exactly as you noted…able to help me reflect on when I first met Barbara.

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