2020-07-27 - Thy Hands
"The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you." (Deuteronomy 28:8 NIV)
What do your hands look like? When I grew up, some adults told me I had ’piano hands.’ My fingers were long and thin, ideal for playing piano. I took lessons for several months, but never got the knack or enjoyment of playing.
My fingers are still thin but these days are covered with wrinkles and patches of dry skin due to allergies. I try to hide my hands as much as possible, out of embarrassment and vanity. The Bible claims hands are wonderful, and it focuses a lot about this delicate and useful part of the body. While on Earth, Jesus used His hands to bless and heal. (Matthew 9:18-25, Mark 10:16)
Others touched people to:
- commission them into the Lord’s service. (Numbers 8:10, 27:18-23)
- speak blessing and prophesy. (Genesis 48:13-20)
- promote physical healing. (Acts 28:8)
- receive the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8:17, 9:17, 19:6)
God has opportunities for our talented hands to do! May He show us how and where we are to be useful.
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