February 2, 2012


Hands...  they are so everyday,
so simple and used.

And yet, they are really complex,
 important and incredible!

Did you know that there are 27 bones in your hand?
We have 8 carpals, 5 metacarpals, and 14 phalanges
  (each of your fingers has 3 phalanges in them -
proximal, middle, and distal.
there are only two phalanges in your thumb,
proximal and distal.) 
(Thank you

When you stop to think about it....
our hands do some incredible things!
The next time you have a baby around,
stop and look at their hands & fingers!
They are sooo small and yet intricate at the same time!
They flex and grab.
They wrap around objects and those
little fingers pick up the smallest things!

By the time we grow into adults most of our hands have
wiped away tears, written letters, washed dishes,
prepared meals, played a piano or guitar, buttoned shirts,
shoveled something (snow, dirt, rocks).
We've created, broken and fixed something.
We've been cut or broken and healed up again.
We've learned a skill ... whether it is typing, teaching,
baking, sewing, building, driving, doctoring,
pastoring or whatever...
your hands are pretty amazing!

From newborn to elderly,
our hands are a big part of what we do each day!
And to think... since we are made in the image of God,
His hands must be even more amazing!!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."

Psalms 139:14

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