Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's in Your Hand?

"The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
Exodus 4:2

When the Lord called Moses from the burning bush to return to Egypt and free His people, Moses questioned how the Egyptians and Hebrews would receive him. The Lord responded, "What is that in your hand?" All Moses held was a staff. But a common staff committed to God became a tool for miracles that freed the entire Jewish nation. "An elderly widow, restricted in her activities, was eager to serve Christ. After praying about this, she realized that she could bring blessing to others by playing the piano. The next day she placed this small ad in the Oakland Tribune: 'Pianist will play hymns by phone daily for those who are sick and despondent—the service is free.' The notice included the number to dial. When people called, she would ask, 'What hymn would you like to hear?' Within a few months her playing had brought cheer to several hundred people. Many of them freely poured out their hearts to her, and she was able to help and encourage them." (Source Unknown.) The simplest things committed to the Almighty can perform wonders. What's in your hand?


  1. I love what the widow did. You are right there are so many ways to serve the Lord.

  2. Sue, I think it's sometimes hard for us to think outside the box when it comes to ministry. We tend to think of it in the traditional definition within the church or para church organizations. But Jesus said even giving a cup of water to someone in His name is ministry. Most anyone can hand out a bottle of water. Thanks for commenting.


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