March 9, 2015
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Your Hands

Psalm 119:73-80

Your hands have made me and fashioned me.

I notice my hands caught in the glow of my reading light as they rest on the page of my Bible.Image 1

My hands have loved, caressed, disciplined, prayed; cleaned house, searched for lost objects, served dinners and baked sweets; given shape to words through my pen, illustrated pavement with sidewalk chalk; touched patients, washed babies, dogs, feet, myself; carved wood, plucked weeds and planted seeds; gently held another’s story and firmly kept children safe. My hands have ached as they bear their use…and begin to look like my mother’s, or, my father’s.

Jesus, knowing the Father had given all things into his hands, that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table . . . (John 13:3).

Your hands, O God, have made and fashioned me, and, through the Incarnation you have given me the hands of Christ. What a precious gift! How will my hands serve today?

(c) 2015 Amy W. Moore

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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