Posted by: richardpowell2013 | May 2, 2014

Callous Hands but a Tender Heart

Great article on how outer appearances don’t dictate the condition of the heart.

"Fresh Manna" - Bible Devotions by Tim Burt

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

Quite often while people are entering thesanctuary of our church, I will stand at the door and shake hands and greet them as they come in. It gives me the opportunity to connect with people, even if in the smallest of ways.

One Sunday as I was doing this, a big burly guy shook my hand. He grabbed my hand with his big strong grip and gave me a big smile. I couldn’t’ help but notice how rough and callous his hand was. The feel of his hand was opposite of the feel of his kind heart. Calloused hands do not imply a callous heart.Hand-with-laser-heart

We can live with calloused hands. Many do and it protects their hands from being hurt from the very objects they handle over and over again. We can’t live with a calloused heart and be okay. Calluses keep you…

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