Your Hands - Rev Blair Tabor - 06-04-2017

Your Hands”

 


Post WWII – GI’s rebuilding Paris – Jesus statue – “I have no hands but yours”

 

Your Hands”   – instruments of Spirit

 

Scripture Psalm 90:17 “Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.”

 

We fill out hands – stuff & busy-ness

 

“If each morning we will set the controls of our minds to a register of constructive consciousness, our day will be supercharged with enriching, onepointed affiliations.”                        Flower Newhouse, Simplicity

 

Our hands represent our capacity to give & receive. 

 

RECEPTIVE

Hand – Heb: Hollow - bowl

Open hands represent our receptivity to God, to others, to our good. 

Closed hearts shuts off circulation

 

Open to people, ideas, possibilities

 

“I am receptive to all the ways Your love is revealed in my life.  I acknowledge all the ways my life is blessed.”

 

BLESSING

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.  -- Francis of Assisi

 

We are the hands that Spirit uses to bless the world.”

 

“Underneath are the everlasting arms”     Deuteronomy 33:27

 

“In mind, in heart, I hold all the things in my life in Your blessing.  No one, no thing is excluded.  Love enfolds all.”

 

EXPRESSING

“hand” English = agency

“hand” Heb: Power

 

Affirm “I am an instrument for Spirit.”

 

“In all I do, I let Your love express.  With every word, I choose to add the flavor of Your grace.  Even my thoughts bring a scent of benevolent peace.”

 

Receive left – send right – Star Pose

 

See the vibration of Spirit’s flow.

 

So what are you going to create/do with your blessed hands?

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

We are the hands that Spirit uses to bless the world.”

Affirm “I am an instrument for Spirit.”

 

Bless your hands & use them as a blessing!