Daily inspiration: God wants us to love ourselves so that the Christ within can manifest itself. Lord, help me to love doing what is right, to love living according to Your Law, and to love peace of mind.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5
A Time to Think: The resurrection of Christ is the Amen of all His promises. –John Boys
A Time to Act: Live with the thought of being in God's care.
A Time to Pray: Lord, teach us to be open to the healing You want to send us.
Birth verse for March 27: for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27
PrayFit Devotional: Dad Hands; March 27, 2013; Read: John 20
“So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.’”–John 20:25
The older I get, the more my hands are looking like my dad’s. I’ll be typing or writing something, and I’ll pause to look at my hands and immediately think of his. But unlike my clumsy paws, Dad can actually put his to work. He can fix everything or put anything together. Weld it, untie it, prime it, paint it, dig it…you name it, if we put it in his hands, he’s able.
It’s funny…despite that knowledge, I’ve often handed something to Dad for help, and immediately began to tell him how do it or what I think should be done next. To which Dad simply says, “James, am I doing this, or are you?” Gulp!
I think we have the tendency to do the same with the Lord. We pray for His guidance, ask for His help, and we “give it to Him,” yet we never really let go of worry, doubt or control. (A show of hands of those who can relate…)
But we need to remember that the very same hands that reached for a sinking Peter on the water, and rubbed mud into the eyes of the blind, are the very same hands that still reach for us today. They assure us in hospital rooms and lead us through the dark times. It’s no wonder Thomas wanted to see His hands. He can hold us like a newborn baby in one, while holding off Satan’s army with the other. He wants us to bring Him our knots each day. It’s what He does. He’s got Dad hands, and He is able. –Jimmy Peña
Question: During this holy week, what about you needs to be in His hands today? Your job? A relationship? Anxiety? Your heart? Whatever it is, He is right there. You can touch Him. You will never be the same.