Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 22 of the Photo Challenge - Hands

I was up earlier than usual this morning. I was in an accident on Monday and I am feeling it. Sore neck, shoulders, and a headache. I made a cup of tea and some toast. We are out of peanut butter and I wasn't the one getting groceries this week, since I wasn't up to it, so I had to do without.

I opened my Bible and decided to read from Isaiah. That went well for a few minutes until I found myself drifting. I must have slept for a little while but when I woke, my eyes fell on this verse.

Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you, Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

And the thought crossed my mind, "Today's photo challenge is hands!" I am glad I belong to a God who cares so much about His people. I needed that verse. I am glad He upholds me with His righteous hand. I have a feeling I'm going to need it.

My hands are earthly but through them I can treat others and do for others, the things that Christ would have me do. They are not young any more and they have some flaws, but they can be beautiful when they are used for the right purposes.


  1. You have slender hands....and the same wedding band I have! I always was impressed by just a gold band. (as vs. band and diamond, which I don't have). Yes, I was thinking that when times get bad here on earth, God's glory is going to increase in our lives. Thank you for pointing to God...we need these reminders!

  2. I think the most beautiful hands are those that are used to serve their families and others. To be honest, I have no use for those that have beautifully manicured hands that keeps them from doing dishes, working in gardens and helping their husbands with projects around the house. Give me a good honest hand that shows that it has labored any day! And like you, I have a feeling that soon those hardworking hands will be valued soon. What a blessing they will be! Wow! You are certainly blessed with grandchildren. I just can't get over how adorable they are! Ha!