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Summary: Our hands are gifts from God to used for His glory and purposes.

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Whose Hands?

Psalm 8:3-6

About a year ago I received an email entitled "Whose Hands". This is how it read:

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.

In Michael Jordan’s hands it’s worth about $33 million. It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.

In Mark McGuire’s hands it’s worth about $19 million.

It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

A tennis racket in my hands is a tennis racket.

In Pete Sampras’s hands it’s a Wimbledon Championship.

It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

A rod in my hands will keep a wild animal away.

A rod in Moses’ hands parted a mighty sea.

It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

A sling shot in my hands is a child’s toy.

A sling shot in David’s hands is a mighty weapon.

It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

Two fish and five loaves of bread in my hands is lunch.

Two fish and five loaves of bread in Jesus’ hands fed thousands. It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

Nails in my hands will produce a birdhouse.

Nails in Jesus’ hands produced salvation for the world.

It depends upon whose hands it’s in.

Shouldn’t we place our cares in His hands? It really does depend upon whose hands it’s in.

I have been asked to participate in a blessing of the hands in coordination with our Parish Nurse Ministry. What is the first thing we do when we meet someone? We shake their hand.

Let us notice a few things about others "Whose Hands" were significant:

1. Moses’s hands (Exodus 17:8-12)

A) His hands were available. (v.11)

B) His hands were useful. (v.11)

C) His hands became tired. (v.12)

D) His hands needed support. (v.12)

* Sometimes we need an Aaron and a Hur to

help with our hands.

2. The Church’s hands.

A) The Disciple’s hands. (Acts 9:20-25)

1) Their hands were available.

2) Their hands were useful.

3) Their hands worked together.

4) Their hands held the rope.

* Do you need to hold the rope for someone

in your life?

B) Dorcas’ hands. (Acts 9:36-43)

1) Her hands were available.

2) Her hands were useful.

3) Her hands had ceased their labor (Because

of her death)

4) Her hands were revived. (To labor again)

* What talents has God placed in your hands

to use for His glory?

C) The Apostle’s hands. (Acts 13:1-3)

1) Their hands were available.

2) Their hands were useful. (Do you see a

pattern developing?)

3) Their hands ministered a blessing.

4) Their hands sent forth laborers to the

mission field.

3. Jesus’ hands.

A) His hands healed. (There are numerous times

throughout Scripture when Jesus healed people)

B) His hands helped. (He took a boy’s lunch and

fed thousands)

C) His hands gave hope. (As He "touched" people’s

lives, He made a difference. We are to do the

same!)

D) With His hands, He opened Heaven’s door.

(Giving all who will accept Him, eternal life)


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