Babies are wonderful! When my own babies came into the world I would hold them in my arms and observe how fragile those little hands were. I would see those tiny fingers wrap around my own little finger. When Jesus came into the world his hands also were tiny. But have you ever considered how powerful those tiny hands were.
The Bible tells us that they were the hands of the Creator. “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Col. 1:16). Everything was created by and for Jesus. What amazing power in those hands.
As we think of the tiny hands of the baby in the manger we also realize that they would be the hands of a carpenter. Working with wood His hands would become rough and callused as He worked with Joseph. I am awed that our Lord of All Creation chose to put on the apron of a carpenter.
Those tiny hands were also the hands of a miracle worker. Jesus went around Galilee and Judea healing blind eyes, restoring lame legs, opening deaf ears and restoring demonized lives. The touch of those hands changed everything for those He met.
Tiny hands in the manger reaching up from the hay are also the hands of a Savior. The Bible tells us that those hands were pierced. They would be nailed to a cruel Roman cross. Yet the precious blood which flowed from those hands would provide salvation for a lost world. (1 Pet. 1:18,19). To those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus, those nail pierced hands can give us eternal life.
I have also learned that Jesus hands are the hands of a friend. He lifts me up when I fall. He leads me in the right path. And I know that I can’t even walk without Him holding my hand.
Tiny hands of a creator, carpenter, healer, Savior, and friend; be sure to place your hands in the hands of Jesus.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation