His Hands and Feet

His Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

What does it mean to be His hands and feet? It may mean different things to different people. Being His hands and feet can vary from culture to culture and ethnic background to ethnic background. Personally to me it means to take the Church outside the four walls. A lot of times we tend to keep Jesus inside the Church and ignore what happens within our communities, or our neighborhoods. Isaiah 61:1 says "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners."

Tulakes Elementary

This past weekend Amy and I served with LifeChurch.tv NW campus, Cherokee Hills Church, Spero Project and Tulakes Elementary school. At Tulakes about 90% of the children are living in poverty and often lacking adult role models because their parents are working, sometimes multiple jobs, trying to support their kids. As you can see the need for love and support is huge. We went to Tulakes Elementary with a mission to show Jesus to every one we come in contact with. Showing Jesus on Saturday came in the form of face painting, playing with the children on moon walks, cooking lunch for the families, and even passing out groceries.

Truth Versus Fiction

America is known as a country that practices Christianity. In fact, statistics show that more than 95% of Americans when asked what religion they are, have checked the box "Christian". Some of us Christians even check "Christian" on social media sites such as facebook. It's sad to say that not all 95% of these Americans know what it truly means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. It's very easy to claim Christianity because it is our societies acceptable religion. Maybe you and I have claimed to be Christians for a while, so how do we represent Christ? Is it all about simply stating our religious preference? Does that make a difference? When people watch us, do they SEE Jesus through us. Would they confirm you and I as a Christian through our actions? Would they confirm you and I as Christian through our loving kindness? Checking "Yes" on a box does not make you a Christian, and neither would it make you to be the hands and feet of Jesus...

Challenge

What are you doing to be the hands and feet of Jesus right now? When it comes to claiming Christianity... would your peers or a stranger passing by claim that you are a Christian because you portray Him?


8 comments (Add your own)

1. Amy Samuel wrote:
I love serving with you Vinod. Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' I believe serving the "least of these" is one of the bests ways to love Jesus. When you love Jesus you show HIS love to others and your peers will know you did it for God. This is a real and tangible way to be the hands and feet (and heart!!!) of Jesus.

Fri, August 24, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

2. Suraj wrote:
I love these pictures, besuace through them I see LOVE,HOPE, TRUTH and EVERLASTING LIFE WITH MY SAVIOR. The pictures of his CRUCIFICTION tells me that if he could endour all the pain and humiliation, then so can I. You are not worshiping the pics, but seeing what our LORD went through for all of us. We were made in HIS IMAGE and COLOR HAS NO MEANING IN HIS EYES. I am Native American and in our language that He gave us, HE is Wanka Tanka, The Great Spirit, Our Creator. All he wants EVERYONE to do is LOVE ONE ANOTHER and TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIM. Thank you Great Spirit for your Unmerciful Treatment, I am waiting for you to return. God Bless Everyone.

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 3:07 AM

3. Anatoly wrote:
The bible leaves no, no, room for us to imnaige how jesus looked wool hair, burnt bronze skin. The white blond hair blue eyes false image of ceasar boshure, was necessary to justify slavery and the false babolyanian religion and practices. Jesus will return soonl. Get over your superiority complex, althou unconscious. You love the real Jesus?, are you married to a black man or woman? In america these black people are the blood line descendants of Jesus, tribe of Juda

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

4. Rosaly wrote:
Almighty is my best friend in my life;and up to now no one i had fonuded like him who will give good suggestion to me;be with in troubles;save me from satan;help me to do good things and so many are there i can t express in words i feel so lucky to be his friend and he is my friend so i wish every to be as his friend for ever for ever and ever and dont forget him in any situation b'cos he is waiting for u to help when u ask him with so much of love to gods children sining of joshuva

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 6:19 PM

5. Saidu wrote:
However well meaning, piunbshilg or posting images of Jesus is wrong.We do not know what He looks like.These are false images, and we are commanded as believers to have/make no images, No 2 of the Ten commandments. Jesus whose name is Hebrew Yahushua, would not have had long flowing hair, in the Word long hair for men is an abomination. These man made images of Jesus, lead people to break the first commandment they worship another God' Pauline White.

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

6. Hama wrote:
This video truly is an inspiration. There are times when I qeutsion God's mercy- qeutsion whether or not forgiveness will be granted for the up tenth time. Larry's story shows that no crime, act of hatred or any deed is unforgivable. Once you go to God in prayer with an open heart and a willingness to do right, all else becomes "water under the bridge" (so to speak). It is a constant battle, one that God guarantees we will not fight alone.Thank you for sharing Larry's story with Godsy Girl!

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 10:15 PM

7. Daisy wrote:
Thankyou very very much for the wonderful job you have done. May God Almighty Bless you alyaws. Seeing the picture of Jesus just tells my concious to be good because I have received the immense Graces of Jesus Christ in my whole life and espesially when participating in the retreat that was held in Vettucaud in 1993 conducted by Divine Retreat Centre. Images alyaws influence our mind and body in a very big way and have been proved by scientists and doctors. Thankyou once again.

Fri, October 19, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

8. Dino wrote:
Vince, that certainly would be true of those who have more of a rentiiolshap with the Bible than with God. It would be inaccurate to say that just happens in the Bible Belt, but that certainly would be one of the key places it happens. There is an old hymn "Holy Bible, Book Divine" whose title suggests that people think the Bible is as close as they will really ever get to God. In this, they forget Holy Spirit, who is Jesus to us.

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 7:50 PM

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