Into your hands I commend my spirit, for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. (Psalm 31:5)
These words of the psalmist David convey his complete trust in God. Jesus used the same words, dying on the cross – showing his total dependence upon God. Stephen, the first martyr, spoken these words as he was stoned to death – confident that in death he was simply passing from God’s earthly care to his eternal care.
At the end of our lives, we might have the courage to think (or we may hope this will happen), “Into your hands I commend my spirit.” But don’t leave it until then, we should trust God with everything, now, in this life! “Into your hands I commend……my family, my vocation, my possessions; all of my life.” This is the God of truth; you can trust Him with your whole life…..your spiritual life and your physical life; “Into your hands, God, I commend my life.”