4 Ways To Be The Hands Of Christ

“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”

– Mother Teresa

An Embracing Hand

Jesus had an embracing hand and helped those who came to Him. That’s the same type of hand that Mother Teresa had. She was always doing for others, even at the neglect of her own needs. Rather than spending time on herself, she spent time on others. She would often minister to those who were the least of society, which is exactly what Jesus did. She embraced them with her loving hands and a loving heart.

A Helping Hand

Jesus never forced Himself on anyone but He did give people help when they came to Him in humble need. That’s the key. If we are going to receive Jesus’ help, we must humble ourselves and Mother Teresa was as humble as they come and so God could use this godly woman in powerful ways. He can do the same with you and your hands.

A Servant’s Hand

Jesus said that He came not to be served, but to serve and also to give His live as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45), and in a similar way, Mother Teresa gave her life as a ransom to serve others. Jesus reminds us that “The greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matt 23:11), not the one who has the most servants.

An Open Hand

Mother Teresa always had open hands so that she might give to others. Jesus offered open hands to all who would receive Him, and then, He offered His hands up, voluntarily, so that they might have nails driven through them so that we might be saved. Mother Teresa always thought of others and so did Jesus, dying for those who were ungodly, wicked sinners, who were enemies of Him (Rom 5:6-10).


I just love what Mother Teresa said, “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world,” and so He can use you too if you have a hand that embraces the needs of others; if you reach out to those who need help; if you use your hands to serve others; and if your hands are open to give and not to receive. Only then can God use you as He would a pencil writing to the world, “I loved you enough to die for you” (John 3:16).