LOOK AT YOUR HANDS. Instead of focusing on the wrinkles or age spots, reflect on the countless things those hands have done over the years – the meals they prepared, the miles they drove, the hands they held, the people they helped. Celebrate your hands, and think about how you can use them today to be more like Christ.
“Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him.”
–Mark 1:41 (NASB)
– Missy Buchanan
From the reading for May 3 in Spirit Boosters for the Journey of Aging: 366 Devotions by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2016 by Missy Buchanan. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
How can you use your hands today be more like Christ? Share your thoughts.
“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.”
John 17:14, NRSV
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This week we remember: John of Avila (May 10).
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