We #PrayForParis With These Hands

We #PrayForParis With These Hands

The human hand is pretty incredible. Your hands help you with just about every task during the day, from brushing your teeth to driving your car to scrolling through Facebook. What we do with our hands is even more incredible. Artists sculpt masterpieces, programmers build software, and doctors save lives. 

Last night we witnessed something else human hands can do, take lives. Paris, a city often referred to as the city of love, was flooded with hate and terror at the hands of a few men. 

 #PrayForParis

#PrayForParis

But last night we also saw Parisian hands open doors to their homes, allowing strangers to find refuge. We saw hands of skilled EMT's, doctors, and nurses work through the night to heal and mend. We saw hands from around the globe join together in prayer. 

Being a lover of music, while pondering this post I had the bridge from Bruce Springsteen's song "City of Ruins" repeat over and over in my head:

 With these hands, With these hands, I pray for the strength Lord
With these hands, With these hands,
I pray for the faith, Lord
With these hands, With these hands,
I pray for your love, Lord

Today, we join with the people of Paris and we pray for strength. How will you use your hands? 

About the Author | Sarah Schaidt
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