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Today's prompt: Hands
"Do you want to use my hands?"
This is one of the cutest things my two year old says. There are a lot of cutest things (earlier this week, "I want to snuggle with your face!"), but I do love this one. Basically, it means she wants to hold my hand. Or she wants me to stroke her head, pat her knee...basically, she just wants contact with her mommy.
This leads me to wonder:
How do I use my hands on a daily basis?
Right now they're dry from the load of dishes that hubby and I just washed.
Tomorrow morning, I hope they will be dirt streaked from planting my indoor herb garden. (Tips welcome; I have no idea what I'm doing!)
I use them to stir my morning coffee, prepare meals for my family, drive a car, pet a dog, pack a box...
My mind keeps going back to the phrase the ELCA has adopted: God's work. Our hands.
Now that's quite a commission.
Do your hands do God's work? Sometimes it's as obvious as helping an elderly person carry their groceries to their car. Sometimes it's as unglamorous as changing a messy diaper or as simple as holding open a door.
God's work. Our hands.