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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26 Comments

  1. King B. Johnson says:

    :-)

  2. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    On the Cross, Christ brought Jew and Gentile together. The Holy Spirit is grieved that churches are planted community-wise and not birthed Spirit-wise. Peter refused to go to the house of a Gentile to preach the Gospel and God had to give him a vision.

  3. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    What a balance! What a message! Thank You Lord, for opening my eyes to the Truth that Holiness without Fellowship is absolute deception. Lord, how short-sighted am I ! Holy Spirit, open the eyes of my understanding. If I say I love God, I should also love my neighbour. Amen!

  4. Victor L. Cotton says:

    Please keep me posted with all current events/updates.

  5. offor abraham says:

    Oh God forgive me and help to be your hands & feet…

  6. Joe says:

    Amen–