Our hands communicate so many things in unspoken language. Many use their hands for gesturing, expressing anger, showing sympathy, giving loving touches. Hands express a lot of what is going on in one’s heart.
When my youngest child was 1.5 – 3 years of age, her favorite line was “Mommy, hold me” and then she would hold her hands up as high as she could to get my wife to pick her up. If it was a busy day, my wife would scoop her up and hold our little one on her hip as they “worked together” to accomplish the tasks of the day. When there wasn’t pressing items to be tended to, they would sit down and read a book or just sit together. It didn’t really matter to my littlest, as long as she could spend time close to mommy, it was ok.
Back to the question, where are your hands? Are you reaching up to Jesus—“Jesus hold me” or are you holding your hands at your sides, too caught up in doing life by yourself? Jesus said we have to become like little children before we enter the kingdom of God.
In your heart, are you willing to dependently reach up to Jesus and beg Him to hold you? Are you willing to either have Him carry you through the busyness of the day or to invite you to sit down and spend quiet time together—not mattering what you do as long as it is together? Don’t keep your hands at your sides like a stoic adult, be willing to reach up to our loving and sovereign Savior.
Where are your hands?