These Hands


These hands…


are fat and fingers stubby

are lined with years of life

have broken nails

are cracked and chapped

have nurtured life and cradled death

have created art

have cleaned endless amounts of poop, throw-up and dirt

have cooked, been burned and baked

have been sprained, strained and bent but never broken

have touched faces, wiped bottoms and smeared tears away

have written, typed and highlighted knowledge

have sowed and reaped their own food

have passed on wisdom and joy and love

have rested on the heads and hands of loved ones

have sinned

have reached to heaven in worship and agony

have been washed clean

..when clenched, hands can be destructive

..when open, they are the means of grace.

What have your hands done …for the glory of God?


Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Matthew 5:30
“If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.

About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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