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…