I am starting a series of columns on Jesus and His body. Each week I will focus on a different part as we ponder how He gave His Life and His Body for our sins and for us. I believe this will be an awesome time of worship and love for Him who gave His all for us.
Consider the Hands of Jesus.
See those little baby Hands of the Baby in the manger in Bethlehem .
Then see those Hands touching sinners and healing the sick.
“Then He (Jesus) put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
Immediately the leprosy left him. Luke 5:13
The Hands of Jesus brought blessings upon the children.
“Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said,
“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there. Matthew 19:13-15
With His Hands lifted up Jesus blessed His followers before He ascended into Heaven.
“And He (Jesus) led them out as far as Bethany, and
He lifted up His hands and blessed them.’ Luke 24:50
Oh see His Hands as Jesus reaches into the basket and multiplies the loaves and fish.
See Jesus as He breaks the bread and gives the cup to His disciples the night before He died on the cross.
Then look at His Hands gripping the cross as He carries it toward Calvary .
Now see His Hands outstretched upon the cross with the nails ready to be driven in through His Flesh.
Now hear the ring of the hammer upon the nail as the Blood pours and the nail tears through the Hands of Jesus and into the wood of the cross.
There Jesus hangs by His Hands from the cross.
The horror of the moment is almost too much to consider but see the Hands that had never sinned now cold in death as the nails are removed and the lifeless Body of Jesus is taken from the cross and is cleaned and then buried in the tomb.
Oh but the Glory of the third day as Jesus comes forth from the tomb alive and living in “The Same Body’
“Now when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”
Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him,
“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:20; John 20:25-29
I shall see His Hands one day.
Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee , why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
I John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for We shall see Him as He is.
Oh, thank you Jesus for Your Hands! Oh I love you, I worship You and adore You. You are My Lord and My God. All Glory and Honor is Yours for You are worthy! You are my salvation and hope for all eternity. Glory, Glory, Glory.
Thank you Jesus!
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
You have given me eternal life and You keep me in Your Hand!
Whatever your need come to Jesus and let Him touch you.
It is the same Jesus today that walked the earth two thousand years ago.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I would encourage followers of Jesus to now take some time and pray. As you pray thank Jesus for His Hands and then thank Him for everything that you can think of that He did with His Hands. All Jesus did was for you and me’¦
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,