My Hand Is His Hand

June 11, 2019

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. Proverbs 3:27

Read that sentence again. One more time. Can you believe that? What a responsibility! You have probably heard numerous times that we are the hands and feet of Jesus, but somehow Proverbs 3:27 brings it home in a shockingly personal way. “Your hand is God’s hand for that person.” It’s my job. MY job.

Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the death of Osama bin Laden, international terrorist, quotes George, a frustrated CIA boss, on the importance of the attempts to succeed in their mission in this angry and frustrated rant to forces tasked with finding and ridding the world of these leaders.

“I want to make something absolutely clear. If you thought there was some secret cell somewhere working al-Qaeda, I want you to know that you are wrong! This is it. There's no working group coming to the rescue. There's nobody else hidden away on some other floor. This is just us. And we are FAILING. We're spending billions of dollars. People are dying. We're still no closer to defeating our enemy . . . no one else is coming!”

That’s us, my friend. For that hand God has caused to be extended our way, we cannot soothe our consciences by thinking that someone else is coming. We are it. WE are God’s person for that one. Our hands are God’s hands for that person.

This is more than an awesome responsibility, it’s an incredible privilege. You and I are co-workers with God. He trusts us to be His representatives to the world He loves so much that Jesus Christ gave His life for them.

Think right now about a person you know or have seen who is in need. You hope someone will do something. You pray they will. But what if your hand is the hand God is extending? What if not one else is coming? Don’t walk away. Perhaps this is yours and their moment.

  • Do you ever comfort yourself with the thought that “someone will do it”?

  • Pray: “God, I know I can’t do everything. But I do know You trust me and want to use me as Your hand. Please help me see whom You are wanting to help through me. Help me reach out Your hand through mine to make the difference. Amen.”