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Through Your Hands

March 25, 2013

hands bwI’ve been watching my husband come home exhausted lately. He’s very busy at work and we find that a mixed blessing! He continues to see new patients each month and the practice is thriving. We feel very fortunate.

Each and every patient is treated with love and respect and my husband takes the time to really get to know his patients and carries their burdens on his heart often. I find that people are drawn to that. We all want to feel respected, included, valued and loved. God made us to be in fellowship with one another. We weren’t meant to live alone. We all have a strong desire to be with others and to be in relationship and in community. God recognized this way back in Genesis when he created man and woman. Humans were created and it very good. We’re made to be in relationship with one another; to be with others, not alone.

Jesus tells us in the book of John to “…Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another…” When our brothers and sisters  feel loved and accepted by us, they feel Christ’s love, too. Such a community that we build, by our character, through our words and our actions, witness to the great power and very presence of God in the world. They are models of what God wants for all of us – for all humankind. Jesus’ disciples are to be the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16), shining like bright stars (Philippians 2:15).

Each and every experience that we have with others is an opportunity to build a relationship with another one of God’s children. Each and every interaction is an opportunity to spread His love and to shine His light through us. And as each and every one o f our servant hands reaches out to touch others, we reflect the glory of God. Without experiencing such life together, we will not discover how truly wonderful the news of Jesus really is.

As the sun shines bright here in Seattle today, may His love shine bright through your hands also…

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