Have you ever just looked at your hands? Hold them up in front of you. Admire them. They are surely something to marvel at. Look at how complex they are. Look at how you can independently move each finger. At how the knuckles bend at a whim. At how they were designed for grasping, emphasizing communication, and touching just to name a few of their many uses.
Look at how imperfect they are. Seldom, if never, are fingers perfectly straight. Knuckles are definitely not the prettiest feature you have. I happen to think the beauty of imperfection is by perfect design.
It’s our finger prints that make us also unique. No one else has the same design given to us by our Creator. No one else can leave the same imprint we can on this world.
At the end, on the tips, we have these hard, protective coverings made of a protein called keratin. What a glorious invention within the miracle that is our bodies! Our fingernails are tools on tools. It’s like having your own personal, attached Swiss Army knife.
Why the big deal about hands? Our work and purpose is enhanced by our hands. One of the things you will change the world with is your two hands. But only if you use them.
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,
because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
– Ecclesiastes 9:10
When I look at my hands, I see God-given tools that should be used with all my might. I can worship with them, serve with them, build with them, and love with them. As imperfect as they may be, they are really the perfect way to execute God’s will.