See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself;
touch Me and see,
for a spirit does not have flesh and bones
as you see that I have.
³⁶While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” ³⁷But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
³⁸And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? ³⁹See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
⁴⁰And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
This day I will use my hands to serve Christ.
An old legend tells of a prince who proclaimed that he would marry the maiden with the most beautiful hands. His subjects sought to preserve the beauty of the hands of their daughters by not allowing them to do any form of manual service.
One day a beautiful girl saw an animal in need of rescue from pain and death.
She looked at her hands which she had been keeping soft and unblemished.
Then she looked at the animal in need of help.
In rescuing it, her hands were so cruelly torn that the scars could never be removed. When the prince saw her hands and learned why they had become scarred, he loved her. He made her his queen.
The most beautiful hands are those that bear the marks of service and sacrifice.
Those who render faithful service in the name of Christ will share the eternal blessedness of the heavenly Kingdom.
Does not the Prince of Glory Himself bear in His hands marks of sacrificial service?
▪︎ Ask the Lord to help you to serve Him
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