We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us. (1 Corinthians 4:12 NLT)
What would you say is the most useful member of the human body? Have you ever said to someone, "Will you give me a helping hand?" The hand is truly an amazing instrument. It protects you from falling, puts food into your mouth, ties your shoes, fixes your tie, buttons your clothes, washes your face, brushes your teeth, combs your hair, carries groceries, drives the car, etc., etc. No wonder Paul says, "And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you."
The hand is mentioned 1,433 times in the Bible. The wrist has eight bones in two rows so it can move backward and forward and over half-way around. The thumb is set in such a way as to meet the fingers from the opposite direction. Isn't the hand amazing?
Our heavenly father is active in the use of his hands. Jesus said, "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand." (John 10:29 NASV)
How thankful I am that God never lets go of my hand. Maybe you need someone to hold your hand. Place your hand in the hand of Jesus and walk along with him.
Thought for the Day: God lends a helping hand to all who call upon him.