Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hands

Hands
that rubbed mud onto the eyes
of a blind man
and touched the sores
of a leper.

Hands
that helped Jairus' daughter
rise up from her mat
and accepted a cool drink of water
from a Samaritan woman.

Hands
that prayed
over five loaves and two fishes
and calmed the ocean
with a simple gesture.

Hands
that broke bread
to be shared with friends
and washed their feet
as a servant.

Hands
that prayed in Gethsemane
and healed the ear
of the high priests
slave.

Hands 
that bore slivers
from the wooden cross carried
and soothed the women
who wept.

Hands
that were pierced by spikes,
mounted to a beam
and wounded
for the sake of love.

Hands
that were touched
by those who witnessed
and believed in
by those with faith.




copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr 

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