Your Hands

Your hands, they are amazing.

They are the hands that tenderly hold my heart when it is breaking, and the hands that unashamedly touched the leper who was shunned by all. Your hands, they are the hands that tickled the little ones who came running to You, and they are the hands that masterfully shape the clays of my life.

Your hands, they are amazing.

They held Your momma’s hand when she taught You how to walk, and they hold my hand when the ground is all shaky and icy and terrifying for my feet.

hands

And Your hands, they are strong enough to do carpentry and build things, yet plenty soft enough to wrap me in endless grace.

They fed the thousands. They pointed to the one who hid in the tree. They lead the disciples. They smashed the tables in the temple. But Your hands, they are never clenched when You look at me.

Your hands, they are always open to me.

They offered the bread and they shared the wine. They offer me the very essence of You.

bread and wine

 

And Your hands, they let themselves be nailed to the tree. For me.

And Your hands, they are awaiting my arrival to Your place. Because You have a hug waiting. For me.

 

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#901 Time to hold my granddaughter and see her smile at me

#902 A long walk with my dog

#903 Sharing a meal with a friend from Scotland

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home, SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy, Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy, WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,

 

 

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17 comments

  1. Beautiful, simply beautiful and touched me this early morning when I awoke and couldn’t get back to sleep. Such a peaceful message; thank you!

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  2. Barbara – Another lovely post! On Saturday, I shared one of your posts in my own post. My prayer this morning is that I would offer my hands to others as He offered His for me! Blessings!

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  3. What a beautiful post dear Barbara! What wonderful thoughts about His hands! May we offer our hands filled with His love to those around us just like He did and always does for us! Stopping by from F4 Thankful Thursday… Blessings xxx

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