In the dark of night, a cry pierces the stillness. A mother awakens and walks the well worn path to her child’s bedroom. The mother’s gentle touch is all it takes to soothe the crying child.
A husband lovingly holds the hand of his wife and rubs his thumb back and forth and her choppy breathing slows down and continues rhythmically. One knowing touch brings peace to a wife who is loved beyond words.
Five friends sit around a dining room table and give thanks for a meal prepared and served with the greatest love. The hospitality shines in all nooks and crannies of this house and is displayed through the gifts that God graciously gave the hostess.
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them. Psalm 19:1-3
God’s Word above describes the work of His hands and shouts it from the Heavens. God’s handiwork is displayed everywhere. He blesses us with His beauty, encouragement, comfort and hospitality in the people we come in contact with, the glorious paintings across the landscapes of our world and in ordinary moments throughout our day.
I have seen God’s hands in the scenarios above and in my everyday when busyness gets pushed aside for just a minute and God pushes in to give us Himself.
How has God entered into your everyday? Are His masterpieces showcased in your friends, family, routines and surrounding beauty? Do you recognize God’s presence in your coworkers, neighbors, sons, daughters, parents and even in a stranger at the store?
I have seen God’s Hands in…
My brother praying over my son and his girlfriend
My dad always listening and interested in who I am
The early evening sky paintings that change colors in a matter of minutes
The snow draping the tree branches and washing them white
A stranger helping a woman at the grocery store with her oxygen tank
A coworker willing to listen when my day got a little messy
God is present in every minute and every part of our day. He is in the morning sky and the dark of night. He wants to be in our life and shows up in the ordinary and unexpected. He uses our hands to do His work which He lovingly chose for each of us.
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How do you reflect the Hands of God in your daily life? Where do you see the Hands of God at work? Will you share joy and hope through the work of your hands?
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Thanks for the wonderful photo and thoughts. I’ve always been awestruck by the vision of God’s hands….I’ve been thinking lately of how God used His hands to create even our hearts, our inmost being (Ps 33). Thanks! sandraj
Beautiful reply Sandra! I love how God touches every aspect of us and our lives. It is so reassuring to know that He is in charge of our lives. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!
What a beautiful post Mary! ♥ I love knowing that His hands protect me and lead me to where I can find safety, joy, and love. When we open ourselves up and feel the ‘touch’, we can be assured that regardless of the circumstances, He will take us down the path of grace and security!
Have a blessed weekend!
Thank you for your kind words. God has such beautiful ways of reminding us of His presence and I love how He subtly reveals them to us. Blessed by your presence here!
I love this, Mary, because one of the things I thought about when I read this is that we cannot always see God’s hand on our lives, but experience has taught us that His hand is there, working for our good, nonetheless. Once we can remember this in the midst of our storms and trials, we can get through them much more easily. Thanks so much, Mary. Blessings to you and yours.
Hi Heather! God’s presence can be elusive to many when they do not open themselves to the possibilities that come with loving Him. Knowing that God is always there reassures us that we can weather the storms of life. Weekend blessings!
Love this! Hands seem ordinary, but with them God does so many good things. Thanks for sharing this post with #ThreeWordWednesday.
I love getting to know you Kristin and now we share a love of college basketball! Finding God’s Hands and His touch in our everyday is such a blessing and I pray that we all may feel and experience this. Blessings!
Ah, yes! Looking for the beauty of God’s hand in all that we are experiencing and given. That is the best way to honor Him and gain joy in the journey! Love this, Mary! I’m so glad your Thanksgiving went well!
I ma truly blessed by God moments that show up everywhere when I am intentional throughout my day. Loved your Black Friday story and will chuckle to myself if I ever find myself in that predicament in the future. Have a blessed weekend!
Oh Mary, I am awe-struck. A friend posted this on facebook and I had to visit your website. You have touched my heart and soul this morning with your words. Thank you. I’m going to subscribe right now! <3
I am humbled that you took a few minutes of your time to read further. I hope to see you here again soon and become a part of this beautiful community. Blessings!
Beautiful post. I don’t feel like I am reflecting His hands of late 🙁 I am overwhelmed with caring for my MIL and pray every day for a good attitude, lol. But God knows all things and I trust Him and give Him praise for His presence in my life! ♥
Being a true servant of Christ everyday is daunting and my prayers are with you as you care for your MIL. Being a caregiver is consuming and overwhelming. Blessed you popped over here and joined the community. Have a peaceful end to your week.
Dear Mary … this post is so comforting, stilling, soothing. What a meaningful way to end a very busy day.
Lovely, lovely, my friend. His hands. Your heart.
I’m glad you found this post soothing! I believe whenever God’s words become ours there is a sense of comfort and calm. May you find God’s Hands in your days this week and may this provide you with His peace. Hugs my friend!
Hi Mary! Your scenarios were so beautiful, and so relatable too. Our hands can do so many beautiful things, so just imagine the hands of God! What an awesome thought…
My hands can hug, make a meal, do the laundry, write at the computer and in Christmas cards. All the work of love, all the work of God. How blessed are we who recognize the love of God in our works!
Have a wonderful Tuesday,
This post came out of lovely memories of my mom and the beauty displayed in the actions of her hands. I pray we all take time to see the Hand of God in those around us and in the beauty of our world. Blessings friend!
In BSF we read from Exodus 34 recently and your post made me think of this verse >>> Exodus 34:29 “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. ”
God desires for His glory to be seen in our life. He reveals His glory to us and then earnestly through us as we seek Him. I think so often we know when God’s presence is with someone by how they live their life . . . by how they love and serve others. I pray for more of Christ, and less of me, to be seen in how I live. And I am ever so grateful for the people who have reflected Christ to me.
Much love to you, friend.
Amen to all the beauty in your words, Beth! I am grateful for those who walk ahead of me in this journey of faith and lead me closer to God. It sounds like your bible study is teaching you and filling your heart with God. Love it and you!
Beautiful! I have seen the hand of God displayed in my life through encouraging notes and Voxer messages from friends, through the hug of one that I love, through the one who comes to help me clean my house. I pray that I will always be His hand extended to those who cross my path.
I love your prayer and I also pray with you that we all may reflect the Hands of God in all we do. Love your presence here and your heart for God. Blessings and hugs!
Gorgeous days are filled with His wonder! And you share some great moments in those days, Mary.
I have seen God a lot in the messages I received from others that “out of the blue” (right?!! Not!) want to check on me, pray for me, and encourage me. His hands come straight through those messages and give me God hugs that I just don’t ever want to let go of.
God has been opening my eyes to details in this last year. The little moments that He has ordained just for me. The awareness of God’s hands has been an intentional leaning in on my part. I love your image of God hugs and I pray we all feel these hugs everyday. Love you friend!