Saturday, November 24, 2007

THE LORD'S HAND'S?


"One will say, I am the Lord's; and another will call himself by the name of Jacob; and another will write {even brand or tattoo} upon his hand "I AM THE LORD'S"..." Isaiah 44:5


A few days before Thanksgiving I read YellowMama's post concerning our hands and how differently we might act if every time we reached for something or touched someone, we saw "The Lord's" written across our palm.
It got me to thinkin'.
So on Thanksgiving morning, after putting the bird in the oven, I wrote a note to myself across my right palm.
A gentle (or not) reminder of who I belong to.
And who I represent.
I had to choose how my hand was going to be used.
To bless or to curse.
To caress or to clench in anger.
The words in red were not only a reminder of how I use my hands.
It was a reminder of how I use my tongue.
Every time I saw those words in red, I stopped to think before I spoke.
To speak "the truth in love", or to hold my thoughts to myself.
To gossip, or to edify.

I won't always have "The Lord's" written across my palm.
A load of dishes and it is all but faded away.
But I WILL remember forever, the day "THE LORD'S", written in red, played a significent part of Thanksgiving, 2007.

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17 comments:

Lovella said...

weeping . ..
Oh Cyn, what a tender post . .
I want to write that across my hands, and my heart.

Aunt Jenny said...

What a great post. I love that!
A good reminder for us all!

Yellow Mama said...

Blessings sister. Now if we can remember it during the Christmas season when we are waiting in line longer than we like.

Brenda said...

That is a neat post. I need a perm. marker.=)

Nunnie's Attic said...

That was beautiful!

Love,
Julie

Rosa said...

Wonderful. Thanks.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Lovely, and it brings to mind the Orthodox jews who bind the Word of the Lord upon their forehead and upon their arms, strapping them on daily as a reminder. They also post the scripture on their door posts, and touch the little box each time they enter their house. Wonder why we Christians don't do the same.

Homemakersheart said...

What an awesome post and a great way to remember Who we belong to.

Lovella said...

Cyn, if you have a moment please pop by my post today . .I need you!!

N.M. Owen said...

Cyndy, forgive me jumping in on your comments here. Thought it would be good to clear up a misunderstanding on V's blog, since the misunderstanding seemed to spur an invigorated reaction from you. I appreciate your vigor, but...

The word was "causal," which you read as "casual."

Your whole comment seemed to center around this misreading, so I thought I'd point it out.

"Causal."

best,
Nicholas.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful thing to do and a wonderful message for all of us!!

Great post, just great!!

kansasrose said...

Dearest Cyn, this is a beautiful and spiritual teaching...thank you my friend and sister. Thinking of you this Sunday and saying my devotions and thanking HIM for you and Joy...You have been on my heart lately...hope all is well. I miss you and your "light" as well as Joy. ( wish I could comment on her blog, try as I might the dang comments won't go through) let her know she is in my prayers also. You both have blessed my blogging journey. Love, Jenny

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

That`s very beautiful and worth remembering.

tea
xo

Paula said...

Wow! Very thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing this idea. I bet your Thanksgiving was quite different this year. Did anyone notice your hand?

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Etched on your heart anyway always!

cityfarmer said...

Certainly an inspiration and motivation to keep advancing the kingdom...I am always learning from you.... and loving you more from it.

I followed thru on the hint you gave me to post about the pots of greens...

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