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Wednesday, November 28, 2001

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Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28
Daniel 3:62-67
Luke 21:12-19

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the hands of the god-man

"Suddenly, opposite the lampstand, the fingers of a human hand appeared." —Daniel 5:5

The Lord announces: "See, upon the palms of My hands I have written your name" (Is 49:16). This is an indication that the Lord loves us and will never forget us (Is 49:15). However, if we refuse to accept His love, the Lord will call us to repentance, as He "day and night" lays His hand heavy upon us (Ps 32:4). He may even send a bodyless hand to write on the walls of our hearts and lives (Dn 5:5). The Lord is so intent on our repentance and reception of His love that He sent Jesus to have His hands nailed to a cross and die for love of us. Eventually, if we live and die in the Lord, we will live with Him forever, for "the souls of the just are in the hand of God" (Wis 3:1).

Lift up your hands to the Lord (see Ps 134:2). Put your hand into His nail-scarred hands. Accept His love.

Prayer:  Father, anoint my hands to serve You zealously.

Promise:  "By patient endurance you will save your lives." —Lk 21:19

Praise:  Scott and Timothy founded their business with Jesus Christ as the Cornerstone. Despite the advice of potential investors, they continue to operate in a proudly Christian company.

Reference:  (Is God writing on your heart to read the Bible every day? We have several tape series that may help you. Overview of the Bible is six audio tapes starting with AV 10A-1 or three video tapes starting with V-10A. 15-minute Bible Teaching - New Testament is forty audio tapes starting with #700. An Introduction to each Book of the Bible is thirty-two audio tapes starting with AV 21-1 or seventeen video tapes starting with V-21.)

Nihil Obstat:  Reverend Robert A. Stricker, May 8, 2001

Imprimatur:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, May 18, 2001