Christ - no Hands“So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us…” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

There is an old devotional story about a statue of Jesus that stood in Germany.

During World War II, the Allied Forces carpet-bombed the town, and the statue of Jesus was hit. The statue’s head was decapitated, and the arms were blown off. After the war was over, the German people came out and attempted to find the pieces of statue amidst the rubble and begin the repair.

In their search, they found the head of Jesus under a slab of concrete. Others found an arm here and another arm there. Little pieces were discovered in different places. When all was cleaned up, the people were horrified to discover that the hands were nowhere to be found. Someone cried out, “we cannot have a Jesus without hands!” They decided to place a plaque with the surviving statue of Jesus which reads, “I have no hands but your hands to do my work today. I have no feet but your feet to lead men on the way. I have no tongue but your tongue to tell men how I died. I have no help but your help to lead them to my side.”

We as believers in Christ are His hands, feet, and tongue to a lost and hurting world. It is time that we ask ourselves what we are doing to show people the love of Jesus.

We are “ambassadors for Christ” because we have the hands to continue Jesus’ work. When Jesus gave the Great Commission before departing to Heaven, He asked each one of us to be His hands, feet, and tongue. He said we have His authority and that we should “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matt. 28:18-19)

Personal Application:

How can you manifest Christ in your actions this week by being His hands, feet, and tongue?

What good gesture or act of kindness can you give to someone who is needy or on a mission?

Jim Grassi, D. Min.