The Hands of a Leader
With our hands we grasp, we give, we hurt, we help. We shape the world as we would like it to be, and hopefully, as God would like it to be. Jesus used His hands to create a better world for others: to open the Scriptures, to bless children, to connect with friends, to touch the sick, to make a meal for His disciples and to bring life to a dying world. His hands bear witness to His life. How will you use your hands today?
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy (Matthew 8:2-3).
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for reaching out to touch people, for getting Your hands dirty living in the real world and reshaping it according to the Father's desire. Use my hands to do the same, I pray in Your name, amen.