Be The Hands of Jesus

Christ has no body now but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours

Yours are the eyes through which He looks
With compassion on this world

are the feet with which He walks to do good
Yours are the hands,
With which He blesses all the world

I woke up earlier than normal this morning. While I was praying and listening to worship music, I felt led to share about how we can be the hands of Jesus at this time.

I read some tragic news yesterday about an ER Doctor from New York City who took her own life. She had been infected with the virus after caring for the overwhelming number of patients flooding into her hospital with COVID-19.

The burden that I feel to check on healthcare providers-doctors, nurses, nurses assistants, etc., causes me to write this post this morning. If we have a friend, family member or neighbor who is a healthcare provider, we can be a listening ear for them.

The tendency is to think of doctors and nurses in hospitals as superhuman and able to handle the stresses of their work. But they are human just like we are. They need our prayers and our support.

If we have friends, family members, or neighbors who are first responders, work in supermarkets, pharmacies etc, we can reach out to them by phone, via chat, sitting outside socially distanced and listen. They need our prayers and support.

If we have friends, family members, or neighbors in an at risk group, we can check on them, help them out by shopping for them or cooking food and leaving it for them. We can check on them by phone, chat, or socially distanced conversations outside.

We can be the hands of Jesus at this time. He chooses to work through us. John Michael Talbot has a beautifully simple song that expresses my sentiments- St. Theresa’s Prayer.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

18 thoughts on “Be The Hands of Jesus

  1. Thank you for keeping hospital staff in your prayers. I’m a respiratory therapist and the things my co workers are enduring every single day is unimaginable. Being at war is the only thing I can think that would play such a toll on ones mind outside of this. Thank you!

  2. It always is a great aim to be Jesus’ hands and feet. Sometimes a friendly thank-you goes a long way. Praying that God’s full armor of protection surrounds and protects our overworked health care workers. 🌺

  3. I and two of my friends have been going to various hospitals or other facilities, and standing out in the parking lot quietly praying for those who work there – as well as the patients and families. It’s a small way that we feel like we can help them. Thanks for this good post, Matt.

  4. As believers we need to remain prayerful during this difficult timeπŸ™ I have just started a Christian blog with encouragement if anyone is interested πŸ₯°βœοΈπŸ’žπŸŒΈ

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