Hand Signals

Don’t sit on your hands.

Isaiah 59:1 – Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, nor his ear dull, that it cannot hear.

Protesters in Thailand are learning a new silent language using hand signals. Some of the words used in Thai hand signal vocabulary are the same as those used by protesters in Hong Kong. They seem to be growing all across Asia as a new language in common.  Hand signals are nothing new. Coaches on baseball, football and other teams have used them to communicate to their players; gang members use them to identify one another; parents of toddlers use them to teach “words” to their little ones.

Hands and what they signal occur all throughout the Bible. God has your name written on the palm of His hand; your times are in His hand; He will deliver you from the hand of your enemies; Jesus sits at His right hand; the mighty hand of God is able to save those who trust in Him; His hand feeds you; His right hand holds you; as the Potter, he crafted you with His hands.

What about your hands?  Are you using them to bring glory to God? The woman of Proverbs 31 “opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.”  She also “stretches out her hands to the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers;” she is at work.  How do you use your hands? Practice hospitality. Give generously of your time, talents, and bounty to ease the needs of the impoverished. This year, too, you must use your hands to grab hold of a ballot, fill it out, mail it in or deposit it in the appropriate place. According to a new blog from Dr. David Jeremiah, approximately 25 million evangelicals may be sitting this election out…sitting on their hands. Don’t be one of them!

Pray With Us

God in Heaven, thank You that Your hands are mighty, yet tender.  With Your loving hand on my life, I can have confidence that You will guide and help me through any of the storms that may lie ahead. With You holding me up, give me the grace I need to extend Your love to others. Establish a creative means for me to encourage my fellow believers to exercise their civic duty and blessed privilege to vote this year. May You be glorified by the election results, I pray,


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