Have you ever stopped to consider your hands?
How the muscles and tendons and ligaments work together to pull and stretch?
How the skin folds in just the right places?
The uniqueness of your fingerprints?
The placement of the nail at the end of the finger?

I remember holding and staring at my son's little hands after he was born and thinking how the hand is truly a miracle of God’s plan.

The Bible has much to say about God’s own hands.

Speaking of God, Job said, Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity (Job 10:8).
In Psalm 18:35, David sang about his on-going conflict with King Saul who was hunting him: Your right hand has held me up. and in Psalm 31;15, My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
What a strong affirmation of faith that God is in control of your life!

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. His hand even moves the hearts and decisions of politicians and dictators. Proverbs 21:1

God’s hand is personally involved in every aspect of our lives; but often we forget that truth.
At one time or another, we’ve all thought,
“The Lord has forsaken me … He’s walked away … He’s probably forgotten all about me”.
Such feelings are especially stringing after a time when thing go so well, and then nosedive hard.

In times like these, look at your hands.

God says about you: "I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands."
(Isaiah 49:15-16).

As you look at your own hands, imagine that they are the hands of God and that you are right there, in the center of His hands. Not one moment of life goes by without Him knowing exactly where you are, what you’re doing, or how you’re feeling.

Now, aren’t hands wonderful?

--Pastor Richard L. Rice
©October 2010





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