Christ has no hands and feet here on this earth.
He has us.
We are called to serve one another. He has us to do good and bless others. He has us so His compassion and love can flow through us and be visible to those who need it.
There are times when something happens and you just have to stop and know that it was completely a God thing. I had one of those moments not long ago. I have been in a bit of a, what I would call, not a great season. Seems one difficult thing after another has been happening. (Now before I continue, I have to mention that I am not one to take to social media and spell out the details of my struggles. So this person I’m about to tell you about didn’t hear me complaining or know what I had been going through.)
In the mail one day comes a little package for me. The name is familiar. A customer of mine. I wonder why she would be sending me something? I open a beautiful, heartfelt, handwritten letter and two beautiful sand dollars with a story. Without her knowing, those words felt like they were Jesus speaking right to me.
Uplifting me. Encouraging me. Seeing me. Loving me. Right when I needed it most. Out of the blue, from someone I have never met, words I needed to hear. She was God’s hands and feet, reaching out in compassion to someone in need.
Listen to His nudge. Be ready and willing. You may see a need and act on it or you may feel led that someone needs help. Even if it means you have to go out of your comfort zone to do it, put aside your hesitation and let Him lead you.
It may look different for each of us. We don’t need to travel great distances or raise millions of dollars or be huge and loud. We may not think about it much because we are busy and worried about our own stuff or we may think someone else will do it. But He needs us. He needs each of us to reach out to help others with big needs and little needs. Matthew 9 reminds us that He needs more workers.
He needs us to be His hands and feet in this world.
So even though you may not think you can do enough, remember you very well may be the answer to a prayer. You very well may be the hands and feet of Jesus in someone’s life. Just like my experience. Of course, I emailed her right away to thank her and tell her that the timing of her words was perfect, but she couldn’t understand what it really meant to me. She couldn’t understand when she was doing it that she was His way of reaching out to me because I needed that.
May we strive for a heart like His here on earth.
In what ways can we serve as the hands and feet of Jesus?