Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” (John 10:28-30)
Today’s scripture readings talk about God’s hands. I cannot help but wonder what God’s hands must look like?
I remember my own father’s hands. His hands were big, strong, calloused, often dirty and permanently disfigured after a farm accident. His hands were familiar with tools and fixing things that were broken. His hands were also encouraging when placed on my shoulder, or warm and welcoming when he gave me a loving hug.
I want to think that God’s hands are much the same. We, who are made in God’s image, have been given these same hands to work, protect, embrace, give healing touch and comfort to others.
I want to be thankful for God’s gift of hands; whether these hands are used to cook, clean, type, make telephone calls, give medicine or wipe away tears; whether these hands are used in the operating room or the mechanic shop.
Today we have a wonderful promise about God’s hands, a promise that no one can snatch us out of them. The work that Jesus did guarantees us eternal life if we would only hear His voice and follow Him.
Your hands were pierced and blooded for us
because it was Your Father’s will, and You and the Father are one.
Today help us use Your hands as we work to administer, research and heal, comfort, and diagnosis all the people You allow us to serve. Amen.
HME Business Office Representative, Sioux Falls
Acts 11:19 – 26 • Psalm 87:1B-3, 4-5, 6-7 • John 10:22-30