Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Hands Tell a Story

What do your hands look like?

If you work in the office all day, typing away at the keyboard- you probably have nice fingers with calluses on the tips and carpal-tunnel of the wrists.

If you are a laborer by trade- construction, mechanic, carpenter. Your hands are rough, full of cuts with dirt under the nails.

If you are a surgeon, your hands are kept clean and free from risky sports that could injure those million dollar hands.

A mom's hands are articulate, strong and gentle. Mom can unclog a toilet, hem a shirt and mend your hurts all at the same time! The Bible says, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3 (NIV). Jesus not only listens to our troubles, but if we give Him our hurts... our pains... then He will heal our brokenness.

If you were to look at Christ's hands, you would see strong, rugged hands from being a carpenter by trade. You would see hands that are gentle- reaching out to little children and the disabled. Loving hands that served those around Him. Powerful hands that healed the sick and raised the dead. You would see hands that are pierced from being nailed to the cross. He sacrificed His body and life for us- giving up everything so we can be free from hell.

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;" Isaiah 49:15-16 (NIV)

Jesus is saying, "I love you! You will not be forgotten. You have asked Me into your heart and now you are a permanent tattoo on my hands. Nothing you do will change my mind. You are with me and I am with you eternally." That is great news!

Let the hands of God, who created the universe- who created me and you- heal us and save us from a life full of grief and pain. If you give all your burdens to Him, He will "heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds".

Don't miss out on a life of joy because you didn't let Jesus' hands heal you today!

"I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." Martin Luther


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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful example of Christ's hands helping,healing,and saving our lives. We just need to ask Him to do so!

Shelly Pierce said...

Absolutely loved this post. Thanks for sharing it. I will retweet it for others to enjoy. Blessings, Shelly @ http://christianleadershipforwomen