God in Heaven,

I am thinking about the uses of hands.

They are extremely important in so many of life’s activities.

As I reflect on the Hands of Jesus,

There dawns a new awareness. During His earthly life they were ever employed in acts of caring. Those Hands brought relief to suffering and solutions to people in deep need of help.

A glance around me reveals many folk who are lonely, sick and discouraged – Simply weighed down with burdens of life. Please touch them in sympathy, love and understanding.

Right now I recall a lesson taught to me in childhood. Heaven touches people most effectively through hands of dedicated Christians.

I offer You my hands to be used unselfishly in service!

Amen.

–by Chaplain Don, 1990