Christ Has No Hands But Your Hands

As Christians, we should not simply say that we are a believer… we should demonstrate it as well.
In I John 3, the apostle John says, “If someone has enough money to live well and see a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion – how can God’s love be in that person?(I John 3:17).” Thats a strong verse but John is being very clear. It’s not enough for us to simply go to worship or Sunday School or attend a Christian concert or Bible study. John is saying if we know someone in need but don’t help them, God’s love is not in that person.
Think about it… if we go to worship we praise the Lord Jesus. If we go to a Bible study, we read about and study the life of the Lord Jesus. The Jesus we are praising and learning about helped people. He wants us to do the same.
There may be someone praying for help. They are crying out to God in prayer. They are believing God is going to answer their prayer. You know how God answers someone’s cry for help? God uses us…. believers. God’s spirit prompts us to give or help someone.
So today, if you see someone in need and you have the ability to help them, please do it! You may be the answer to that person’s prayers.
Years ago, in a little French village, there was a statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. That statue was beloved by the people of the village.  The village was bombed during World War II and the statue was blown apart.
But the residents of the village found the pieces of the statue and put it back together. However, they couldn’t find the hands to the statue. Some wanted to take the statue down thinking a Christ with no hands was no statue at all. But then, someone came up with an idea; they wrote this and put it at the base of the statue. It read; “Christ has no hands but your hands.”
We are the hands of Christ help and loving and feeding and caring for people. Let Jesus use you to help someone today in the name of Christ.

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