Phil Smith asks us to contemplate this simple but profound question
The worth of things very quickly changes, depending on whose hands they are in. For example, a £100 golf club in my hands would be worth many times more in the hands of Tiger Woods.
Take a £500 guitar from my hands, place them into those of Eric Clapton, and see the price tag explode!
Take five loaves and two small fish from the hands of a small boy, place them into Jesus’ hands, and see their worth (and volume) multiply beyond count!
Take two nails, worth a matter of a few pence, from your hands and put them into Jesus’ hands. Their value increases beyond measure.
Take the Son of God from the hands of the Jews and Romans and place His spirit into the hands of the Father – the salvation of the entire human race is bought: ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ Luke 23:46.
Whose hands are you in today? During His lifetime, Jesus’ hands touched and healed the blind, sick and lame. Jesus’ hands welcomed and blessed the little children. They lifted a small picnic to heaven to create a feast for thousands. They willingly washed the feet of 11 closest friends and one betrayer. Jesus’ hands willingly spread out to be nailed to a cross. Several days later, Jesus’ scarred hands silenced the unbelievers.
Whose hands are you in today? I have recently had the privilege of meeting with and encouraging several young persons within the church as they explore potential callings from God to be future worship leaders. I am excited for them as they put themselves into His hands in this way. I would be pleased to guide others who feel a similar call into this area of service, so please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil Smith, worship leader