Communion_Baptist

Photo by Alanscottwalker, creative commons license

I depend on the work of my hands to feed my family. All day, my fingers tap the keyboard.

I use my hands for my hobby, looping yarn into warm pieces to wear or dishcloths to clean.

I struggle with my hands. Since breaking my hand in a motorcycle accident in my 20s, I’ve always felt the weather. Then I was diagnosed with arthritis in my hand in my 30s.

I serve as a deacon in our church. As I pass the brass trays of bread and juice, I see how many people struggle with their hands, too. The tray might be too heavy. The wafer of bread—as small as a fingernail—might be too small to grasp. The juice cup might be unmanageable for hands that shake.

As I see people struggle, I see others notice and respond. They see the need, respond to the need and show God’s love.

I pray that when my hands give out, I sit next to a true Christian: a person who sees the need and responds to the need, showing God’s love.

Photo by Dino Olivieri, creative commons license (orig: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dino_olivieri/460053136/)

Photo by Dino Olivieri, creative commons license (orig: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dino_olivieri/460053136/)

Blessing

God bless your hands. May they do good for others when they are strong, and accept help from others when they are weak.

http://genevievehoward.com

5 Comment on “Beyond strong hands

Feel inspired? Leave your comment here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: