JESUS used HIS hands always, for HOLY work…….HIS hands were just plain HOLY, but are mine? Are yours?
Lets for a moment envision a day in JESUS life. How did HIS hands perform HOLY work?
At the start of the day, HE lifted HIS hands in prayer, to the ONE who sent HIM to earth. He prayed for all those around HIM, HIS followers and HIS disciples and family and friends. HE raised HIS hands in glory and worship to HIS Father above all else. Next, JESUS left HIS far off place and came down from the mountain to join the masses waiting patiently for their Shepherd.
There were moments with a command of HIS hand, that JESUS calmed the wind and sea…….
There were moments when the touch of HIS hands brought the dead back to life!
LUKE 8:54 “But Jesus took hold of her hand and called to her, “My child, stand up!”
Imagine HIS divine hands dividing up five loaves of bread and two fish and thanking and blessing them and creating a miracle just by HIS touch. No one realized what HE had done until everyone of the five thousand were fed.
JESUS and HIS HANDS were busy all the time……….they were healing and gentle and precious in GOD’S sight for sure.
What are your hands doing today? GOD gave us two hands because there is so much to do, so many needs, so much work to accomplish for HIS kingdom. Use your hands for HIM, remember whose you are and why your hands can be a blessing to another soul.
At the beginning and end of the day, make sure your hands come together as one, to thank the ONE who died for you on the Cross.
Let us follow the example of JESUS and HIS gentle touch for others. In my mind’s eye I can see HIM reaching for those around HIM. HE must have always been touching someone on their shoulder, or putting HIS arm around them. HIS hands were good, and pure and loving.
May we never forget the spreading of HIS arms and hands on the Cross, both open in submission to a nail of sin……..the most HOLY hands known to mankind, pierced through and through, just for me and you. JESUS had HOLY hands that touched and redeemed mankind…….their HOLY work was gentle, loving and grace-filled. May our own two hands, learn to do the same.
EPHESIANS 4:28 “…….BUT RATHER LET HIM LABOR, WORKING WITH HIS HANDS WHAT IS GOOD, THAT HE MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE HIM WHO HAS NEED.”