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Do you ever wonder?

on October 14, 2014

An overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Do you ever wonder 

if God has hands?

And how He formed the face

of this beautiful land?

How He carved the mountains

and the valley below

Did He hand-pick every green thing

and tell them all to grow?

Do you ever wonder?

Do you ever wonder if God has hands?

My girls and I were driving around recently and we were talking about the mountains.  I asked them how they thought God might have made them. Do you think God has real hands like we do? They said, “of course He does!!” without giving it a second thought.  Then we talked about how cool that would be for God to take this ball of clay in His big hands and smooth it down, and then just crumple little bits at a time to make all the little mountains and valleys…

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

I adore these little conversations when I get to see God through my children’s eyes. He is the source of everything– and He is the creator of creativity itself!  I am so thankful He gave us hands to use. I feel most alive when I am using my hands- either by making music, or writing…or the wonderful feeling I get when I hold hands with my husband or our children. I don’t know if He really has hands or not…but our conversation got me thinking-
I know that He touches me.
And that He holds me.
and He continues to mold me and shape me every day of my life.
And He has handed us the most precious gift- the gift of eternal life, and the abundant joy of fellowship with Him through His Spirit every day of our lives.
For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.  Psalm 92:4 
I thank You, Father, for Your hands of mercy
I thank You for Your hands of grace
I thank You for Your hands of love. 
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17 responses to “Do you ever wonder?

  1. He must have hands, Julie. He holds me and touches me too. Great thought from a peaceful heart. Shalom, dear friend. 🙂

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you, Levi 🙂 Having hands is something I take for granted. I am so grateful for them and for the ability to use them for Him. Our lives would be so different without them, wouldn’t they? Shalom to you as well, my friend! Have a blessed day!!

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  2. paulfg says:

    “… I get to see God through my children’s eyes.”

    Now ain’t that something we all aspire to? And these wonderful young folk just “do it” without thinking (now there’s a thought!). But then you move on to ..

    “I know that He … ”

    And never ever have I seen such beautiful loving logic! Feel a little mushy inside right now!

    Thank you! 🙂

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  3. C.J. Penn says:

    Absolutely beautiful words. Thank you

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  4. atimetoshare says:

    His hands are full of strength, power, tenderness, love and peace. He created us in his image. What lovely thoughts. Thanks.

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  5. Such a precious time shared. And what a wonderful thing to ponder…the hands of God. Thanks for sharing Julie.

    Be Blessed!

    LaTrice

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  6. lorriebowden says:

    Just beautiful Julie! Everything about it…and I, too, believe God has hands! Thanks for making my day ❤

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