Hand Gloves
Written by: Shabna Nikhil
I use hand gloves everyday for cleaning and washing. Whenever I don’t use them, they are just left aside, hanging on the wall. What if the gloves feel like, it is doing all the household chores and without it I cannot run the house smoothly?
If I do not wear them into my hands, the gloves cannot do anything by themselves. It is left aside in the kitchen abandoned till I wear them.
God used this analogy and spoke to me.
We are like those gloves and we cannot be effective and useful without God’s intervention and working through us. We may feel that we have talents and we are good at handling tasks that God gives us but the fact is that it is the hand of God working through us. We are useless without the hand of God. People may see us doing the work but never forget that without God we are nothing.
When we are ready to be mouldable in His hands, greater things will be accomplished.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
(ESV) 2 Timothy 2:21
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
(ESV) Jeremiah 18:6