One Pair of Hands

One pair of hands formed the mountains
One pair of hands formed the sea
One pair of hands made
the sun and the moon
Every bird every flower every tree
One pair of hands formed the valleys
The ocean the rivers and the sand

I like the picture of the creator-God making the world with his hands. Complex discussions about science, theology and evolution are seen in a simple but profound truth.  

As the Biblical narrative progresses the poet David and the prophet Isaiah see and appreciate the creative hands of God… Moses and Daniel see God’s powerful hand in miraculous…

God’s hands… Moses sees them writing the law… David sees them protecting and guiding… Isaiah sees them restoring and caring… ‘I will not forget you. See I have engraved you on the palms of his hands…’

Those hands are so strong so when life goes wrong
Put your faith into one pair of hands

It’s the hands of this powerful, compassionate, personal God that I put my faith in this morning.

One pair of hands healed the sick
One pair of hands raised the dead
One pair of hands
calmed the raging storm
And thousands of people were fed
One pair of hands said I love you
And those hands were nailed to a tree

As the God-story in the Bible continues we read of Jesus – the man who came with God’s hands. These hands touched the unclean, healed the sick, blessed the children and washed the feet of his friends. These hands broke the bread of his body and were nailed to a cross… and when the resurrected Jesus appeared it was the wounded hands that he showed to his friends….

Those hands are so strong so when life goes wrong
Put your faith into one pair of hands

It’s the hands of this powerful, compassionate, personal God that I put my faith in this morning… whether life goes wrong or not.

2 thoughts on “One Pair of Hands

  1. Hello Malcolm …. A good, helpful musing today …..and just to say that your travel prep for going to France and thinking through/learning to live with Chris’ death are in our minds and prayers – go well…. And thoughtfully …

    Ian

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