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  • “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” - (1 Corinthians 15:58). Thoughts for ...
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Following World War II some German students volunteered to help rebuild a cathedral in England, one that had been badly damaged by the Luftwaffe bombings. As the work progressed, they weren't sure how to best restore a large statue of Jesus with his arms outstretched
and bearing the familiar inscription, "Come unto me."

They were able to repair all the damage to the statue except for
Christ's hands which had been completely destroyed. Should they even attempt to rebuild these?

The workers reached a decision that still stands today. They decided
to leave the hands off and changed the inscription to read: "Christ
has no hands but ours."

While Jesus Christ paid the price and purchased our salvation on the
cross with his life, he left the "hands-on" work of building his
kingdom in your hands and mine. We are his representatives and for
many, the only Christ they will ever see is "the Christ" living in
you and me. A poster on the office wall at Wheaton College says it
all:

The living truth is what I long to see,
I cannot live on what used to be,
So close your Bible and show me how
The Christ you talk about is living now.

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