Riding in the car I looked over and saw those hands. Those large, strong, and callused hands mean the world to me. They are the hands that I hold for comfort and prayer. They show me tender love, have fixed most of the broken things in my life and have mastered woodworking impressively.
The calluses grown over a lifetime of building and fixing are a sign of love to me. From repair of many a broken vehicle to answering the phone any time I call. Those hands are a sign of love, hope, and comfort to me. They are the hands I took in marriage many years ago. They are beautiful to me because they are part of my loving husband.
I know of some other hands that are a sign of love, hope and comfort. They also belong to a carpenter. They built things and tore things down. They healed many with various sicknesses.
Luke 4:40 (NIV)
At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.
His hands gave hope and a future to many. They suffered many things to bring life to the world. They were nailed to a tree.
John 20:25 (NIV)
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
They are the hands of my savior and Lord Jesus Christ. His hands have scars that show His love for all of us. I have felt His hands in my life and His presence. I know that He is there to love, comfort, give hope and a future to those who believe.
Do you believe Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead? If you are not sure please read the Book of John. If you do not have a bible you can go to www.biblegateway.com and instantly have access to many versions of the bible and be able to read or listen to the Word of God.
Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.