What’s in Your Hand?
What do the sports of tennis, basketball, boxing, weightlifting and wild water rafting have in common? You guess it – the strong reliance on the use of the hands to carry them out successfully. Yes, other parts of the body are involved, but it is mainly the hands that do most of the work.
Did you know that God has a lot to say about hands in the Bible? Hands are the means of human action and we can use them to help or hinder, to bless or to cause hurt. We also use our hands to do the will of God. He met Moses at the burning bush and sent him to deliver his brethren from Egypt. But Moses felt he was too insignificant and weak to accomplish the task. Then God asked him, “What is in your hand?”
Moses had only his shepherd’s rod and God showed Moses how he could use this simple staff in his hand to do his work. So how about using what is in your sporting hand to do the work of God, even while you ardently pursue your game?
How about being a sports mentor, teaching a child how to play your game to keep him out of trouble or coaching a team to help them develop self-discipline and a sense of fair play? These are just some of the ways you can use what is in your hand to glorify God. I’m sure you can think about many others.