Our Hands

Job 17:9 – But those who do right, will continue to do right, and those whose hands are not dirty with sin will grow stronger.

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess” ~ Martin Luther

What if a film producer came to you and wanted to do a documentary, a biography if you will, on your hands? What would we see? Most likely it would begin by panning it a newborn’s quaking fist…shaking from the wailing and stark cold of the world you just entered. The next scene might show a close up of your infant fingers gently wrapped around mommy’s finger and the next your toddler hands gripping a chair as you learned to walk…what would we see as you got older? …hands extended as you gave a gift…hands placing a ring on another’s finger…hands cleaning and dressing a wound or making repairs. What about the scenes showing your hands taking more than giving? Or your hands clenched in anger or hurting?
Oh, the power we have in our hands! We can kill with a stroke or save a life through the work of our hands. Leave them unmanaged and they become weapons clawing for power, strangling for survival and seducing for gratification. But manage them, and our hands become instruments of grace…not just tools in the hands of God, but the VERY hands of God!

Oh be careful like hands what you do, oh be careful little hands what you do
For the Father up above is looking down in love, oh be careful little hands what you do…

~ Vince


  1. Hi Vince,

    It is interesting that you wrote about hands today. Debbie and I went out for breakfast this morning and while we were there a young man came in with a long chain around his neck with the symble of the praying hands on it. I talked to Debbie about it and said they were done in diamonds or bright stones of some kind. Knowing the Story of the artist that did the hands and his story behind the drawing, and now your blog on hands all fit together on this Thursday morning. If you don't know the stroy look it up on the internet or email me and I will tell you about it. Praise the Lord for your writing and inspiration.

  2. Hi Vince,
    Just wanted to tell you again that you are a beautiful writer, you give me inspiration in the way you write & the life you share, thanks. Some days go rather smoothly, some don't. When I first read this I got caught up in looking at my own hands, thinking of all they have touch, all those that I have touched. Reminds me of my one prayer that will be answered someday, that is the day that I leave this earth & touch the face of God. It will happen.. it will.
    Each day is a blessing when I wake up, I am finding myself feeling the excitement of what the Lord has in store for me today! What will He reveal to me today! I will listen, I will keep going on my journey of life knowing that He is all I need.

    You have a great day, thanks for being you........" *** "


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