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Reflections From the Rough

by Robin Embry

      1 Corinthians 12:27:   Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Matthew 8:1-3When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.                                                       

I read where there are over 120 references to the “hands of God” in the Bible. We all understand how important hands are in expressing love and care for one another. Let’s remember, as believers, we are called to be His hands. There is power in a Godly touch – a hand on a shoulder to console; a pat on the back to congratulate, a hand-in-hand prayer with the afflicted; a hug with the grieving. In addition, we can be His hands by using ours – sending an encouraging text, message, & verses to the discouraged; writing a check to the needy; calling the lonely; used in a labor of love.

Let us not under estimate the power of a Godly touch. When we reach out to someone it may seem insignificant to us, but it may mean everything to the one receiving. May we live daily with His hand upon us and with a desire to use our hands to do His will! Be blessed!


Robin Embry is a member of the Henryville Church of Christ, Henryville, IN.  He is Golf coach for both the boys and girls at Henryville High School and imparts Christian wisdom as he coaches golf.


One Response to “Reflections From the Rough”

  1. Beverly Flora says:

    Good thoughts. Especially the hand-in-hand prayer and the connection that brings.

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