The Hands of Jesus

Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe.” – John 20:27

Hands can tell the story of a lifetime. The hands of a surgeon are steady and delicate enough to hold a beating heart. The hands of a musician have callouses at the tips of swiftly flying fingers from endless hours of practice and repetition. Hands with thin, spotted skin and swollen joints tell of a long life of usefulness in the service of touch. The hands of a life of labor are thick and strong, scarred from pain and rough from friction.

The hands of the Savior are pierced and bloody, steady and swift, soft enough to cradle a child and strong enough to grapple with the world. The hands that Jesus held out to Thomas told of the human life he led. Our hands will tell the story of how the Savior’s life still holds our hearts.

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