by Randy Chambers, 2016-09-16
Ecclesiastes 2:11, NIV: Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had
done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing
after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
We have each been given two hands. With our hands we greet strangers with a
friendly handshake, we open doors on buildings and cars, we pick things up and
we put things down. With our hands we embrace what is dear to us, and with our
hands we push away what we do not like. But two hands are all we have, and they
will only hold so much. So we must choose what we will hold and of what we will
let go. Consider what you can hold onto that you can take to Heaven--nothing of
this earth. But in letting go of the things of this earth, we gain freedom to
hold so much more than we could ever have imagined. Once we choose to release
our grip off our wants and this world, our hands are free to hold the hand of
Christ--and to hold the hand of another who needs Christ as much as you do. Use
your hands to embrace this truth, and your hands will hold more in Heaven than
they ever could have held on this earth.