Tiny Hands

2 Corinthians 12:10

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Thought for the Day:  God works through us, even in our weaknesses

My brother, Coble, had the tiniest hands. He was confined to a wheelchair from a young age, so he couldn’t go out and play like other children. He found a love for art and began taking art classes and had friends who loved art as well. He loved drawing caricatures of people, fingerprint cartoons, and other pencil on paper art. When he was in college, he majored in Art and learned to perfect his talent. I remember one day in particular. I watched him draw one of his pencil art projects. As I watched, I realized how tiny his hands were as he drew a very intricate and beautiful picture. If I focused only on his hands, I could easily imagine that he was a very small child drawing the delicate picture. I also noticed that he used his mouth to help him adjust the pencil and clips to hold his artwork in place in order to be able to do his work. What a talent he had in his mind and hands! God gave him a special gift and he used it to touch many people. Thirty-five years have passed since he died, but I still have people mention that they have one of his drawings.

Sometimes we feel small in the amount of talent we have, but God can work wonderful miracles through the use of that talent if we just pray to Him about how He wants us to use it. Coble’s hands were tiny and frail, but God gave him the gift of art and Coble showed perfection in his art. That perfection, through his frail hands, could only come from God.

Prayer:   God, thank you for giving us talents. You give us talents that are right for the person we are. We might not be great and powerful but we can find the talents you gave us can do remarkable things in your kingdom. Help us today, Lord, to see the talents you want us to perfect and help us use those talents in the way you desire. Amen.


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