Hands Are Not For Hitting

Blog 1935 – 01.11.2021

Hands Are Not For Hitting


Hands Are Not For Hitting

Lovely Birds

Hands are not for hitting

Hands are meant to soothe

Day in and day out flitting

Of service to others prove.

These days we shun touching

Soon these days to will pass

And again we’ll know helping

Healing hands again at last.

Hands are not for hitting

But healing as our words

Day in and day out flitting

Like so many lovely birds.

Above is an original poem, written just now for you, my friends, to accompany today’s sweet children story about how to control our hands and to learn what they are for. In her song of six stanzas, Take My Life, Christian song writer, Frances Ridley Havergal, wrote in the second verse:

“Take my hands, and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love

Swift and beautiful for Thee

Swift and beautiful for Thee.”

I believe that our loving and infinite source has no greater joy than flowing in and through us. Birds as beautiful as they are have no hands. We have hands and they are meant to be of service not just to ourselves but to others too.

Hands are not for hitting, but for doing divine work. I told someone, that I love very much, recently that I believe we are every one of us a child of the Universe, God’s child, and that we are here to be his/her eyes and hands.

Jesus at twelve, the Bible story goes stayed behind after a visit with his parents to the Temple in Jerusalem and was later found by his frantic searching parents sitting in the Temple listening and speaking with the wise men. When questioned by his parents and told that they had looked everywhere for him, he commented, “Did you not know that I would be about my father’s business?” Jesus, even at a early age, knew what business he was in, his father’s business. He worked with his hands, helping and healing others. Do you have the healing touch? Of course you do. It runs in the family.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


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