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Written by Luz Leigh - 24 January 2009

Hands. We think we cannot do without them. We know that they can do harm or do good. Let's think about that for a few minutes.

The weather is cold today with a north wind blowing. Raw is the word that comes to mind when I look out the window. My neighbors who share a common fence between their properties are out in this weather cutting up a tree that fell from one landowner's property into the horse pen of the other. Their hands are making quick work of the clean up job ... a joint effort between the man with the chainsaw and the woman and teenage girl who are piling the limbs. Once we are no longer under a burn ban, the young girl will burn the limbs.

There was a song playing on the radio "Daddy's Hands" that recalls a daddy's hands as being filled with love. The singer says her daddy's hands could be hard as steel when she had done wrong. I remember that feeling as a kid. My daddy did not spank me, but he would hold me with those rough hands and explain that my actions had been unacceptable. I knew he loved me, just from the way he interacted with me. I watched the way he held in his hands his Bible each night as he read from the Word.

The first reference to hands comes in Genesis 5:29 when it speaks of Noah's hands. We are told that Lamech named his son Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed." Although it was not stated in the Bible, we believe Eve used her hands to take the forbidden fruit and eat of it and offer it to Adam. Genesis 3:6.

This week I received a photo of a young friend as he held his new granddaughter for the first time. There she was, cradled in those rough hands that hold so much love. He already has plans to purchase camo outfits for her so he can take her hunting with him; purchase a fishing rod so she can be taught how to fish. Those hands are used daily in his work in the electrical field, but they hold love, not just for his family, but for the Lord. As we are taught in Deuteronomy 6:7 to impress God's commandments on our children, Tim will use his hands to hold his Bible and read to this precious little one. These same hands will teach her to hunt and fish.

In Matthew 17:22 we see where our Savior was betrayed into the hands of men. Jesus was predicting his trial and crucifixion. Men's hands were instrumental in the beating of HIS body, the driving of the nails in His HANDS.

Then in John 20:27 Jesus was reassuring Thomas who just could not believe he was seeing the risen Lord. "Then He said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.'" With tender love, the Lord helped Thomas to believe in the risen Lord.

Paul, in Romans 10:21 quotes Isaiah 65:2 "All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations." The prophet Isaiah was quoting the Lord.

So you see, the word hand or hands have special meanings to us. For what will you use your hands this day?

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