Being the Hands and Feet

Every part of you can tell a story if you think about it.  It can tell a story about where it’s been or what it’s done.  Your hands could tell about what they’ve worked on, what they’ve molded or shaped and your feet can tell you where you’ve walked, where you’ve gone in your life, or how many steps they’ve taken.

What would your hands say?  Would you be proud of the things they’ve done?  I know some of the things mine have done I wouldn’t be, but at the same time, I think there are a lot of other things that I am pleased with but more importantly that the Lord would be proud of.

We are given the opportunity to literally be the hands and feet of Jesus.  In John 17:17 it talks about giving us the same power that God gave Jesus so that we can walk this land and share His love for the people.  In Colombia, the team was doing just that.  Without the Colombia team, those Colombian people wouldn’t have heard about Jesus in that moment.  They wouldn’t have been prayed for in the moment and they wouldn’t have been able to see God move in miraculous ways in that moment that they did.

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This is a photo of Little Miss’ hand and my grandma’s hand, so her great grandma.  This hand is 91 years young and has been through a lot of pain, heartache, joy, love, and just plain hard work.  She had seven children and lived in a small three bedroom farmhouse with a husband who was on the road a lot trucking.  She has told me stories about being alone on the farm during blizzards, butchering chickens for dinner, and helping raise her brothers after her mom passed away at a very young age.  She’s been through a lot in her 91 years and I hope that I can be a God loving woman like her someday.

Are you being the hands and feet of Jesus?  When your great grandchildren look at your hands someday, what will your hands say about you?  I’m sure each beautiful wrinkle that is on her pigment less skin has a story of it’s own.  I only hope that mine are as wrinkled as hers.

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”                     Mark 10:45

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