The Hands of Jesus

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During the war a church in Strasburg, Germany, was totally destroyed; but a statue of Christ which stood by the altar was almost unharmed. Only the hands of the statue were missing. When the church was rebuilt, a famous sculptor offered to make new hands; but, after considering the matter, the members decided to let it stand as it was—without hands. “For,” they said, “Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work on earth. If we don’t feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, entertain the stranger, visit the imprisoned, and clothe the naked, who will?” Christ is depending on us to do the very things which He did while upon earth. My friend, if the gospel we preach does not have a social application, if it will not work effectively in the work-a-day world, then it is not the Gospel of Christ.

Prayer for the day

I look at my hands, Lord Jesus, and ask You to use them this day. Make me conscious of the needs of those who hurt.

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  1. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for saving so many lives and being such a wonderful example of God’s love-God bless you and your wonderful family. You have been such a joy to hear on TV and your daily devotionals.

  2. Therese Rosanna Peiris Arnold says:

    I thank God for the opportunities He gives me to serve Him may His grace be sufficient to do so. May God Bless you dear Pastor

  3. Gerry says:

    Ask God for an opportunity to offer compassion on those who need spiritual help.

  4. Victorious Hooper says:

    Praise Jesus
    Visited Mr. Graham’s library in Charlotte and was blessed beyond measure.
    I pray that those very same hands receive him into heaven, as he hears the voice of Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.
    I love you and thank you for enriching my life.
    Victorious Hooper
    Prov 3:5-8

  5. Joyce Paul says:

    The Spirit of humility and self-denial precedes a deeper and closer walk with GOD.
    God Bless Dr Graham, Franklin Graham, Will Graham and BGEA abundantly! amen.

  6. Brenda Zenker says:

    Mother passed away 2 weeks ago, before she died she repeated over several times I love Jesus. I will tell you she was in intensive care , a very important part I saw my dad 2 times, when I closed my eyes. (Been dead 32 yrs. he told me he was taking mom home with him. I thought it wasn’t real at first but knew it was, at that moment fear left and I was reassured of god’s love. My sister said mom saw Jesus and said it was beautiful. One child was saved because of mom’s convection., what more can you ask for than what was seen. God is good even in our sorrowful times he was their to bless us and love us. God is great.

  7. Mrs David Murray says:

    Save one soul and you’ve touched gods heart